We all feel despair sometimes.
Enslaved as a child, Louisemène fought despair and learned that hope is not a circumstance but a choice – one that gave her strength to survive.
In 2021, Beyond Borders brought the hope of staff and supporters – and proven expertise that equips local leaders to overcome poverty and prevent violence – to Louisemène’s rural community.
Today – even as insecurity and chaos escalates in Port-au-Prince – life in Louisemène’s community is transformed and she has become a leader in the movement to protect children from exploitation and abuse.
We believe that hope for all of Haiti lies in the development of more grassroots leaders like Louisemène.
When you choose hope, your gift will:
Empower more families to permanently escape extreme poverty
Free more children and dismantle systems that exploit them
Organize more communities to stop violence against women and girls
What Choosing Hope Does
rural families are earning a dignified living and providing for themselves
trained women and men are working to protect children from exploitation and abuse
communities are using an approach proven to cut domestic violence in half
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PO Box 2132
Norristown PA 19404
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Why Beyond Borders?
We earn the trust and confidence of communities by building deep relationships with them. We speak Haitian Creole, understand Haitian culture and engage in respectful partnerships.
in local leadership.
We know how to recognize and nurture leadership at the grassroots to create Haitian-led social movements to end child slavery, prevent violence against women and girls, guarantee a quality education for every child, and lift families out of extreme poverty.
at addressing root causes.
We use proven approaches in our work, designing programming that addresses the root causes of intractable social problems and draws on the wisdom and experience of both local and global leaders.
to transparency and accountability.
We are consistently rated one of the best nonprofits by America’s leading independent evaluators of charities. It’s a reflection of our commitment to financial transparency and accountability to every donor.