Our Story

In 2009, a small group of friends with a shared love for Haiti and its people began focusing on a simple question: What does real long-term change look like for the medical community of Cap Haitien, Haiti?  From that starting point, the Espwa Foundation was born.  Espwa means “hope” in Haitian Creole.

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHThe Espwa team has since grown into an all-volunteer partnership of Haitians and Americans who catalyze positive change by empowering the medical leaders and big dreamers in Cap Haitien.

Though the medical community is still a primary focus, we’ve broadened our scope to empower farmers, families, and small businesses, as they’re all woven into the fabric of a stronger ‘Ayiti.’

The Espwa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to serving our brothers and sisters in Cap Haitien, Haiti.  Check out the About Us page to learn more about our organization.