Our Mission

The mission of Haiti Plunge, Inc. is to educate, challenge and empower both American and Haitian youth in social, educational and agricultural sustainable development in rural Haiti. The organization is committed to enabling young people to make a difference with their lives and be of service to others.   

The Haiti Plunge
Photos and videos bring the experience of being part of The Haiti Plunge to life.

 

August 2016 Team:

 

February 2017 Team:

March Elms College March 2017 Team:

MCLA March 2017 Team:

April 2017 Team:

The photos in these two slideshows were taken during the February 2015 team trip.

A sustainable project for Haiti: a raised bed garden.
Starting the first garden.
The raised beds.
The raised garden was a February team project.
Watering the new garden.
Building a compost center
Teaching about composting.
There's always time for soccer....
and for exchanging ideas.
The February high school team teaching in Tima.
Tutoring a child in Tima School.
One-on-one time.
Spending time with children in Tima.
Friendships develop…
  • A sustainable project for Haiti: a raised bed garden.
  • Starting the first garden.
  • The raised beds.
  • The raised garden was a February team project.
  • Watering the new garden.
  • Building a compost center
  • Teaching about composting.
  • There's always time for soccer....
  • and for exchanging ideas.
  • The February high school team teaching in Tima.
  • Tutoring a child in Tima School.
  • One-on-one time.
  • Spending time with children in Tima.
  • Friendships develop…

After the earthquake, an old church was used for a school.
The new school going up in Brely.
The road to Brely built by its people.
Heading to the work site.
Showing how to maintain the road.
The team helping out at the Tima school.
The children love to learn.
Computers are especially fascinating.
The team helped teach letters and numbers.
An alternative to soccer: games we all played as children.
New glasses provide a new vision of the world!
This is what the Plunge is all about!
  • After the earthquake, an old church was used for a school.
  • The new school going up in Brely.
  • The road to Brely built by its people.
  • Heading to the work site.
  • Showing how to maintain the road.
  • The team helping out at the Tima school.
  • The children love to learn.
  • Computers are especially fascinating.
  • The team helped teach letters and numbers.
  • An alternative to soccer: games we all played as children.
  • New glasses provide a new vision of the world!
  • This is what the Plunge is all about!

 

Videos from 2014:

 

 

The photos in the slideshow below were taken by a volunteer during the August 2013 trip to give a sense of what Haiti's Cabaret Region is like.

The view from the road leading up to the Village of Desab.
A home a couple of miles from Desab.
Two-time volunteer, Katie Candiloro, stands in front of the school.  Katie helped repair these steps after the 2010 earthquake.
A home in the village of Desab.
Some of the village children outside the Haiti Plunge team residence.
The August team working with the Haitians to build protective fences around fruit trees planted by previous Haiti Plunge teams, and maintained by several Haitian farmers.
The Haiti Plunge helped build this bakery and worked with the Haitian community to make it a sustainable business serving the surrounding villages.
The team outhouse...really.
A classroom building in the village.
The medical clinic that serves many of the surrounding villages.
The Haiti Plunge Team residence kitchen.
August volunteers, Camden Clark and Katie Candiloro, serving bowls of rice to the children in the village.
August volunteer, Camden Clark, learns how to cut and separate vetiver grass.  Vetiver grass is planted by many of the Haiti Plunge teams to prevent erosion.
A home a few miles from the village of Desab.
A larger home in the village of Desab.
Sunrise taken from the porch of the Haiti Plunge team residence.
  • The view from the road leading up to the Village of Desab.
  • A home a couple of miles from Desab.
  • Two-time volunteer, Katie Candiloro, stands in front of the school.  Katie helped repair these steps after the 2010 earthquake.
  • A home in the village of Desab.
  • Some of the village children outside the Haiti Plunge team residence.
  • The August team working with the Haitians to build protective fences around fruit trees planted by previous Haiti Plunge teams, and maintained by several Haitian farmers.
  • The Haiti Plunge helped build this bakery and worked with the Haitian community to make it a sustainable business serving the surrounding villages.
  • The team outhouse...really.
  • A classroom building in the village.
  • The medical clinic that serves many of the surrounding villages.
  • The Haiti Plunge Team residence kitchen.
  • August volunteers, Camden Clark and Katie Candiloro, serving bowls of rice to the children in the village.
  • August volunteer, Camden Clark, learns how to cut and separate vetiver grass.  Vetiver grass is planted by many of the Haiti Plunge teams to prevent erosion.
  • A home a few miles from the village of Desab.
  • A larger home in the village of Desab.
  • Sunrise taken from the porch of the Haiti Plunge team residence.

Video created by a team member from the August 2016 Team highlighting the Raised Gardens for Women Project and School Sponsorship Program.