CHOUKOUN

 
 

FAVACA

FAVACA has teamed up with Choukoun to provide assistance    with respect to donations, volunteers, technical advice, and infrastructure. FAVACA, a 501(c)(3) organization, makes it possible for donors to make tax-deductible contributions to Choukoun. All donations intended for Choukoun are made through FAVACA. US citizens making donations to FAVACA-Choukoun can claim the donation as a charitable contribution.

 

MEET CHOUKOUN!

Choukoun helps to combat poverty and reduce joblessness by providing credit and advice to local borrowers to start businesses or grow existing businesses.

MEET OUR BORROWERS!

Our borrowers represent a cross-section of the community from teachers to farmers.

LEARN ABOUT HAITI

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere but has a spirit of independence and resilience that is inspirational.  The January 2010 earthquake has created even greater need.

LEARN ABOUT MICROFINANCE

Choukoun is part of a world-wide effort to provide loans to people who do not otherwise have access to credit.

DONATE NOW!

Your donation is used many times over.  When you make a donation, it is used to make a loan.  As it is repaid by each borrower, it is used again and again to make new loans.

HAITI FAST FACTS

Haiti, just a short distance from the United States, is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere.  80% live under the poverty line and 54% live in abject poverty.  The unemployment rate is 80%.  The minimum wage is less than US $5.00 per day.  Choukoun provides opportunity to make a difference in the people and the communities in which they live and work.

WELCOME TO CHOUKOUN!

Choukoun (shoo-koón) is a micro business project in rural Haiti that provides guidance and small loans to initiate or augment small businesses which will benefit the community.  The project was inspired by the work of Noble Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, who created the now world-wide highly successful microcredit concept.

Loans are awarded after an extensive application process.  Borrowers become members of a group knowing that they will be encouraged and assisted by fellow members and Choukoun advisory committees located in Deschapelles, Haiti and Essex, Connecticut.  To learn more, click here.

 

GIVE HOPE


You are not able to change the world, but you are able to GIVE HOPE to one human being.


----Albert Schweitzer

A micro business project to combat poverty in rural Haiti.