About La Gonave
La Gonâve is Haiti’s largest island (286.9 mi²). It is located to the west-northwest of Port-au-Prince, in the Gulf of Gonâve, and is part of Haiti’s Ouest Department. It is home to approximately 100,000 residents, which is a larger population than the majority of the territories and nations that make up the Caribbean. The island faces significant challenges: a major lack of infrastructure, a weak private sector, and very little attention from the national government, but it also has huge potential.
Collectively, Rasin Devlopman and its US-based partner organization Roots of Development have more than thirteen years of experience working on La Gonâve.
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Our Approach to Development
Our approach requires that communities choose, build, manage, and maintain their own projects. Communities lead their own development efforts using local knowledge and local resources. We support the process by providing networking and capacity-building opportunities, connecting communities to strategic partners, and investing in community-led projects.
With Rasin Devlopman’s support, a large network of active community leaders has been organized on the island. With an ongoing commitment to strengthening their leadership skills and increasing their capacity, these leaders are bringing basic services and new infrastructure to their communities.READ MORE