Zanmi Fondwa Ltd

Zanmi Fondwa is dedicated to creating stability in Fondwa, Haiti through housing, education and economic development.

Zionsville, IN   |  https://www.zanmifondwa.com

Mission

Zanmi Fondwa improves and transforms the future of Haitian families, one home at a time. We bring communities together and promote economic development by building new homes and preparing new homeowners with life skills. Our homes are distinctively high quality and designed to last for generations, so our homeowners can focus on education, work, and improving their lives.

Ruling year info

2019

Cheif Executive Officer

Jamalyn Peigh-Williamson

Main address

P.O. Box 113

Zionsville, IN 46077 USA

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EIN

82-5454239

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Human Service Organizations (P20)

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Housing

When a family has a safe home, they can dream about a new future. Zanmi Fondwa is dedicated to creating stability in Fondwa, Haiti through housing, education and economic development. Our goal is to provide jobs for Haitians by building 40 homes in three years. As of February 2021 we have finished 29 homes and created nearly 65 jobs in the rural area of Haiti. Our goal is to finish the 40th home by September 2021. Each home is constructed 100% by Haitians, with 15 - 20 people working on each project. Each job impacts not only the worker, but also the entire community and provides a pathway to a sustainable future.

The average Zanmi Fondwa family moves from a 250 square foot home, with a dirt floor, no bathroom, and dilapidated roof, into a cement block home with concrete floors, three bedrooms, an indoor bathroom, and a hygienic, concrete kitchen. The indoor bathroom with a toilet that flushes and a sink to keep hands clean is more than just a luxury they have never known before; it is a life-saving amenity in the midst of a pandemic.

Zanmi Fondwa homes are well built and well-constructed. The homes have been designed by an engineer native to Fondwa, Fanice Sully. Fanice was the fourth-grade teacher at the St. Antoine School before getting his degree in Engineering. Instead of leaving his community for the capital, he chose to stay and help create infrastructure and improve living conditions. The home construction is under the leadership of three construction superintendents; Ednor Germain. Anglade Guirand, and Reneus Saint Pierre; combined the three bring 100 years of experience of building homes in Haiti. Each has a team of workers he employees from Fondwa. Our homes are built to last for generations.

All families in our program are chosen by our Selection Committee which is comprised entirely of local leaders from Fondwa who meet monthly. Our housing program requires families to:
• Own their land.
• Participate in seminars lead by Fondwa community leaders in subject areas like wellness, financial planning, banking, food and nutrition and environmental care.
• Complete 200 hours of sweat equity in building homes with Zanmi Fondwa.
• Make 36 monthly payments of $1000 gourdes toward the cost of their home. To date, 45% of our homeowners are ahead of their payment schedule.

Population(s) Served
People of Caribbean descent

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Financials

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Zanmi Fondwa Ltd

Board of directors
as of 10/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Reverand Mark Havel

Rebecca Wicker

Christopher Smith

Jessica Rusnak

Deborah Rigney

Holly Banninga

Candace Boyd

April Rector

Kathleen Crebo

Dr. Cathy BryantCathy

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SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/10/2022

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Female
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