Konbit Communitere

Help us keep the doors open to Haiti’s only Resource Center.
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Amanda Keating
Community
Port-au-Prince
Haiti
1 Team Member

It’s that time of year, and it feels like we’ve grown too big for our britches. As an organization working to empower Haitian communities, we operate largely on the generosity of friends, volunteers and donors from around the world.

And now we are preparing to pay rent for another year, but we need your help. It costs us $30,000 to keep the land where we operate Haiti’s only Resource Center. This base of operations serves as a place for experts, leaders and blossoming organizations to network, collaborate and take action.

At the Resource Center we've created jobs in Haiti, run a huge community workshop, showcased local artists and so much more. This base of operations is a place to exchange ideas and synchronize development efforts in Haiti. 

A community leader in Haiti, Robi Louino, spoke about Haiti Communitere's role in Port-au-Prince,

"Haiti Communitere is the only space we have in Haiti that truly welcomes youth from marginalized communities, from lower classes, those without voices, and treats them with dignity, as leaders. Not only do they welcome us, but they help us take our ideas and dreams and develop them into realities. Whether it is helping the community of Paris create its own Eiffel Tower, to helping us create an agro-artisanal festival in La Difference, to providing a space for the construction of benches for a local model community school, Haiti Communitere does not tell Haitians what is best for them but instead listens to our ideas and helps us find a sense of empowerment in making them happen. This is rare, and this is truly another model of humanitarian response and development."

In 2012 alone, we've witnessed a lifetime of change and success. We've connected to over 300 international and local organizations and shared our space with over 7,000 individuals. We've trained professionals, educated both children and adults and--most importantly--amplified the voices of Haitian changemakers. Our greatest victories are thanks to the hard work and commitment of people like you

If you contribute today, you'll create an opportunity for us to keep up the good work.

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$14,507USD
raised by 97 people in 1 month
121% funded
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$12,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on March 28, 2013
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  • $1USD
    Love from Port-au-Prince

    Even giving $1 shows that you believe in what we are doing. In exchange for your support, well send you a special 'thank you' message from Port-au-Prince.

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  • $30USD
    Hang out in Haiti

    If you give $30, you're getting us one step closer to keeping our home base in Haiti - that makes it your home too! In exchange for your gift, we'll put you up for a night in one of our best rooms.

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  • $55USD
    Leave your Legacy

    Want to be infamous? Local artist, Snake is making a giant mural at the Resource Center to represent the diverse community that is Haiti Communitere. Everyone who gives $55 will have their name added artistically into the mural. And don't worry we'll post an image of your name in the mural on your Facebook - assuming you've 'liked' us already.

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  • $75USD
    Hear the Music of Haiti

    For $75 we’ll send you an exclusive recording of Open Mic Night. When these local artists are internationally renowned, you’ll be able to say “I knew them before they were cool.”

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  • $80USD
    Give and get a bag

    Edike Ayiti, produces awesome tote bags and backpacks in Cite Soleil. They even give bags filled with school supplies and a hygiene kit to children in need and provide a fair wage for our Haitian craftsmen. We have one tote and one backpack available as perks! Give now before they are gone!

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  • $100USD
    Become a Piece of Art

    You are a masterpiece, and we want to prove it to you. For $100 you'll have your portrait drawn or painted by some of the most talented children in Port-au-Prince. Send us a picture of your beautiful face (or that of someone you love) and we'll send you back something to hang above the mantel.

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    $200USD
    A Personal Photoshoot

    The amazing Melissa Schilling from Project Hope Art will give a private photo session to one special donor. Remember, there is only ONE available of this exclusive perk. Please note that the photo session can only take place in Haiti or Northern California.

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  • $300USD
    Meet the Community

    Haiti possesses a fascinating and vibrant history and we want our donors to experience it all. If you donate $300, we'll take you on a day-long tour of Port-au-Prince. The tour is led by a local story-teller and includes samples of Haitian cuisine.

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  • $301USD
    Commemorate Your Moment

    Remember your experience in Haiti through photographs. If you donate $301, we'll send Romel Jean Pierre, a talented photographer from Project Hope Art to capture your best moments in Port-au-Prince.

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  • $500USD
    The Dancing Telegram

    Our friends at Cyborg Dance (a local dance group) want to thank you for your generosity. For $500 we'll send a dancing telegram from Cyborg dance to any orphanage, school or organization in Port-au-Prince of your choice (within reason). Don't worry, if you can't witness it in person, we'll send you a video of the telegram delivery!

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  • $1,000USD
    Celebrate in Style

    We get to work with brilliant individuals who introduce some wild innovations to Haiti. These visionaries are changing Haiti's future and we want to celebrate them. Anyone who makes a generous $1000 contribution will receive an exclusive invitation to our 'Visionary Celebration' at the Resource Center. Of course, complementary room and board are included.

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  • $3,000USD
    Experience Teamwork in Haiti

    Give your business, church group or organization the experience of a lifetime by spending a week with Haiti Communitere! We'll provide room and board, we will organize a project to fit your interests and we'll pair you up with experts in Port-au-Prince.

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