The Haiti Christian Development Fund (HCDF) has been actively working in Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti since 1982. HCDF is a U.S. incorporated, non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded for the sole purpose of Christian community development in a rural Haitian community. Its basic premise is to proclaim good news to the poor in word and deed, through reconciliation, relocation, and redistribution (read more about the “Three Rs”).
Proclaim Good News to the Poor
HCDF is first and foremost an evangelical organization and as such its ultimate goal is to proclaim good news to the poor. As a result, evangelism and Church planting have always been at the center of its ministry activities in Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti.
A Thriving Community and Alternative to Living in Port-au-Prince
Since the 2010 earthquake, the media’s focus on Haiti has faded. To many who were moved by the horror of the earthquake, it is now yesterday’s news. Yet in many ways, the situation is worse now than in the days immediately following the earthquake. The worst is the apparent acceptance of life in the camps and living off handouts as a life-long fate. HCDF has set the goal of creating an environment in Fond-des-Blancs that would be so attractive that the victims of the earthquake would choose to relocate here.
HCDF has initiated and managed many projects, and partnered with others in the Fond-des-Blancs community since the early 1980s in comprehensive holistic community development. All endeavors stem from the model of John Perkins and his pioneering message for holistic Christian community development (the Three Rs) with these foundational goals: