Fondasyon Mapou or Mapou Foundation – Mapou is native tree of Haiti, which is illustrated in our logo. For us it symbolizes the rebirth of Haiti through education, sustainable development, economic empowerment,
reforestation and soil conservation, justice and equality for a peaceful Haiti. Also, it is under a Mapou tree that enslaved Africans held their first conference on August 14, 1791, better known as the ceremony of Bois
Caiman in Milot, Cap-Haitian. This strategic session or summit later served as the cornerstone that guides Haiti through its independence. In addition, the Mapou tree plays a significant role in the voudou religion.
Fondasyon Mapou (FM) is a community-based organization that promotes sustainable development, human rights and the protection of the environment to enhance the quality of life for marginalized Haitians. FM works for a literate Haitian population through vocational and conflict resolution training that encourage economic prosperity and a peaceful Haiti.
Fondasyon Mapou envisions a self-sufficient, literate Haiti and a Haitian State that protects and respects its
citizens’ rights; provides social-economic enhancement, increasing educational opportunities and professional
development to help marginalized Haitians become more competitive, while building a better Haiti.
Rebuilding Haiti, One Branch at a Time!
Haiti has ten (10) geographical departments; each one can be viewed as a branch of Haiti. Likewise, there are numerous Haitian professionals from these various branches or departments residing outside of the country. Fondasyon Mapou believes that a committed and dedicated Haitian Diaspora working alongside Haitians at home must work collaboratively to rebuild Haiti’s infrastructure. The Haitian Diaspora has the expertise and experience necessary to reconnect the branches that are needed in Haiti to establish better living standard for marginalized Haitians.