Port-au-Prince, Haiti - January 29, 2020: The Digicel Foundation welcomed the 25 finalist of its 4th edition of the Konbit Pou Chanjman campaign in Port-au-Prince from January 19 to 22. The main objective of the trip was to defend their projects in front of the jury.
For the past four years, the Konbit Pou Chanjman campaign has been supporting community projects across the country in close collaboration with non-profit organizations. Over the last editions, the Foundation has seen a continual demand for the grants. To date, 52 projects have received a total funding of 38,000,000 gourdes benefiting hundreds of thousands of people. For this fourth edition, 316 applications were received, from which 64 were selected and visited to determine the strength of the organization, the relevance of the project in relation to the needs of the community and the existing relationship between the organization and their community. It should be noted that at the end of the visits, 25 projects were selected for the final phase.
Coming from the country’s 10 departments, the 25 finalist organizations’ projects continue to reflect the needs of the communities, the challenges they face and their willingness to pool their efforts in order to achieve immediate and sustainable solutions. Proposals in areas such as agriculture, the environment, access to water, livestock ... animated the board room as presentations were made to the jury. Participants also had the opportunity to learn more about the Foundation and its achievements.
"Every year, we welcome community leaders from all parts of the country living in challenging conditions. The Digicel Foundation's Konbit Pou Chanjman campaign is an opportunity for us to offer them the opportunity to materialize their ideas or strengthen their existing projects. Soon 15 of the 25 projects will receive 1,000,000 gourdes each for their implementation. The announcement of the winners is scheduled for the end of March. "said Sophia Stransky, Executive Director of the Digicel Foundation.