Education Program

Work closely with local schools staff to strengthen the level of education through training and logistics assistance. Provide financial aid and school supplies to help more children to go and stay at school.

Sponsorship Program

Make a donation to sponsor a child at the elementary school "Ecole Communautaire de Viau, Paillant. ​

Annual Backpacks & School Supply Distribution

In August 2018, Hope and Change for Haiti proceeded with the distribution of 150 backpacks and school supply to children in two elementary schools in the municipality of Paillant, Haiti: 1) Ecole Communautaire de Viau, and 2) Ecole Mixte Bon Samaritain de Georges. Children received backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, crayons, rules etc... many other school supplies were given these school administrations. See video below.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to make this possible this year. If you are interested in joining us for next year, please contact us at:

Laptops donation to Lycee Antenor Firmin, a public high school located in downtown Port au prince

Training & Workshop Programs

Local Leaders from Haiti received training at the University of Rhode Island on LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND CONFLICTS RECONCILIATION.

- Do you want to join our program "Engage for Change" that creates a discussion on different ways we can turn our passions into actions that promote life-long civic engagement and social responsibility between individuals from 2 worlds? Please contact us at: 

25 people received Educational Training on Sexual harassment held on November 24th, 2018 in Providence Rhode Island to benefit the community.

Goats Project

One  Goat for Education

Since its inception, Hope and Change for Haiti has supported two local elementary schools in rural Haiti, especially in the municipality of Paillant where we provide sponsorship for children, and distribute school supplies. While our supporters have facilitated the sponsorship program, we want to maintain financial sustainability and to contribute to the economic autonomy of the beneficiaries. Therefore, we seek to provide 200 goats to 200 children to ensure that these children‘s school fees won’t ever be a burden in the future.

With that project, our expectation is to eliminate the dependency of the child to the Organization while promoting the economic independence. Within the first year, the goat will multiply and the parent can sell a baby goat to pay the school tuition fees for the child.

Goats Distribution to students of Elementary school "Ecole Communautaire de Viau, Paillant - Haiti


  1. Help families to cover school tuition of their child independently.

  2. 200 children will be able to stay at school

  3. By distributing 200 goats, within the first year, HnC will get back 200 goats due to the agreement that all the first born litter must be returned to the Organization.

  4.  The replication of the project is guarantee with the redistribution of another 200 goats to 200 other children.

  5. In five years, 1,000 children will benefit from this program so they can go and stay at school.

  6. Revitalize the livestock and farming in the community

Please make a donation to support this project


© 2019 by Hope & Change for Haiti

Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti


About Paillant

Located in the Nippes department of Haiti, the municipality of Paillant has about 20,000 inhabitants who live on a surface area of 28.34 square miles (73.4 square kilometer) and a perimeter of 34.49 mi. The distance between Port-au-prince (the capitol of the country) and Paillant is approximately 71 miles (114.4 kilometers), and the weather averages 80° Fahrenheit (26.67° Celsius). Paillant’s geographical coordinates are 18° 25’ 0” North, 73° 9’ 0” West. Paillant contains many villages such as Jeannette, Desmarais, Bequin, George, Lebrun, Mussotte, Salagnac, Bezin, Corail, Viau, Carrefour Dent, Desmarhots,… It is a municipality that suffers of many social, economic, sanitary and educational issues. Indeed, that population is not exempt of problem related to the entire country which is poverty that includes lack of education, healthcare, road infrastructure, and jobs; inaccessibility to water, and electricity; anarchical construction; rudimentary technics for farming; absence of law enforcement, and bank. The economy relies exclusively on agriculture, livestock, and small commerce. Average family size is 7 members. Beside of all its problem of poverty, Paillant is such a beautiful place with a great potentiality of development, and a wonderful climate. The level of hospitality of its citizens are outstanding. If you want to discover what Paillant has to offer and you want to help us to develop sustainable projects there, please reach out to us by email or telephone or leave us a message on this website. Thank you!