"Sonje lapli ki leve mayi ou."

Remember the rain that made your corn grow.

Your Impact

Thanks to our dedicated staff, skilled volunteers, collaborative partners and generous donors, PAZAPA has made a positive impact in thousands of lives amid extraordinary hardship. Even after the 2010 earthquake, our supporters made it possible to continue providing essential services and build back better. Natural disasters, political upheavals and economic shocks have come and gone, but thanks to you, PAZAPA's impact is greater than ever.

 
  "They come here, they treat her respectfully, they show her things that help her learn. There were a lot of neighbors who used to treat her poorly. But since PAZAPA has been visiting us, the community has begun to accept her more."    - Jesula Dulière, mother of a young woman (pictured above with PAZAPA teacher, Mona Charles) who has been visited by staff at home in a rural village for many years since she is unable to travel to the PAZAPA Center in Jacmel

"They come here, they treat her respectfully, they show her things that help her learn. There were a lot of neighbors who used to treat her poorly. But since PAZAPA has been visiting us, the community has begun to accept her more." 

- Jesula Dulière, mother of a young woman (pictured above with PAZAPA teacher, Mona Charles) who has been visited by staff at home in a rural village for many years since she is unable to travel to the PAZAPA Center in Jacmel

  "Without PAZAPA my child would have real difficulties functioning in this community. Here, when people see a handicapped child, they are viewed as something you throw away, useless. But, thanks to PAZAPA…she can participate in all kinds of activities, and now she can read and write.   PAZAPA has done something incredible for the whole town of Jacmel. Ti Commerce helps us a lot…it allows greater profit. My clients have needs and now I can satisfy them.”    - Immacula Toussaint (pictured above in her shop),  Ti-Commerce  microloan program participant and mother of a student in PAZAPA's Special Education School

"Without PAZAPA my child would have real difficulties functioning in this community. Here, when people see a handicapped child, they are viewed as something you throw away, useless. But, thanks to PAZAPA…she can participate in all kinds of activities, and now she can read and write. PAZAPA has done something incredible for the whole town of Jacmel. Ti Commerce helps us a lot…it allows greater profit. My clients have needs and now I can satisfy them.”

- Immacula Toussaint (pictured above in her shop), Ti-Commerce microloan program participant and mother of a student in PAZAPA's Special Education School

  "It was an incredible honor to serve as Queen and the parade was the most beautiful day of my life. I'm grateful for all that I've achieved because of the PAZAPA School. I would not have gotten an education without PAZAPA."   - 13 year-old Woodleyna Pierre, 2018 Carnival Queen, soccer star and accomplished student in the PAZAPA School for the Deaf

"It was an incredible honor to serve as Queen and the parade was the most beautiful day of my life. I'm grateful for all that I've achieved because of the PAZAPA School. I would not have gotten an education without PAZAPA."

- 13 year-old Woodleyna Pierre, 2018 Carnival Queen, soccer star and accomplished student in the PAZAPA School for the Deaf

How Far Does Your Dollar Go?

The PAZAPA team works incredibly hard to get the most out of every resource, so you can be sure your donation will have the greatest impact possible. 

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Medical Care

$25 = lab tests, x-rays and blood work for one child's surgery

$500 = clubfoot care and rehabilitation for one child

$7,000 = a year's supply of epilepsy medications for 100+ children

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Inclusive Education

$8 = a week's worth of hot meals and rides to school for one child

$300 = one child's 2018 specialized education

$4,000 = inclusive education trainings for government teachers in 2018

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Outreach

$50 = a disability rights session in a rural community

$175 = an outreach clinic to identify children with disabilities in remote areas

$10,000 = expansion of PAZAPA's programs and support into a 6th village

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Advocacy & Art

$10 = supplies for one child to participate in art therapy

$4,500 = awareness programming during Carnival

$5,000 = summer art intensive for teens with disabilities to build skills toward earning a livelihood

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Family Support

$3 = a trio of banana trees for a family to rebuild post-hurricane

$150 = one Ti Commerce microloan distribution to 70 mothers

$1,000 = supplies for the cooking or sewing class

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Accessibility

$10 = desk and a chair appropriate for a child's needs

$10,000 = a rebuilt cafeteria floor that's safe and accessible for all children

$330,000 = final phase of the PAZAPA Center's post-earthquake rebuild