In Haiti, there is an adage which goes “men anpil chay pa lou” – it means that where there are many hands, the burden is little. With this meaningful proverb in mind, Digicel Foundation recognizes how vital it is to work in concert with local communities to guide community members towards a better life.
Upon opening its doors in 2007, the foundation embarked on a mission to assist in the development of its communities. Not long after, both Digicel and the Digicel Foundation began serving thousands of families who lost everything in the floods of Gonaives. From there, the Digicel Foundation began making substantial impressions across Haiti.
Over the last nine years, more than one million people have been touched by the foundation’s social investments in various sectors; including education and capacity building, special needs, human rights, the environment, water accessibility, improved health and sanitation, agriculture, and technology. Because of our partners’ remarkable efforts, adults have learned how to read, Special Olympic athletes earned a historic twelve medals centre stage at the World Games, many lives were spared from cholera, and thousands of youth gained access to development programs.
The Digicel Foundation Grants Program has already invested in more than 200 projects. With its longstanding partners, and new partners it hopes to meet along the way, the foundation hopes to deliver many more life-changing projects, while bringing countless hands together to lessen life’s burden for the most vulnerable populations.
Together we can!