Team Tassy’s mission is to accompany families in Haiti out of poverty through good, dignified jobs. We work in one community in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, called Menelas, where about 1,500 families live. Our goal is simple, to place two heads of households into a good, dignified job, so that our families and their community can lift themselves out of poverty forever.
We start by getting to know our families and to learn about their needs. Oftentimes it begins with addressing health concerns, as illness can stand in the way of all other goals. Next, we ensure all school-aged children have access to an education and address basic needs such as debt and housing with their parents. Once family members are work-ready, they participate in our job preparation program and are trained and placed into dignified work. Our families receive follow up services such as professional development and household budgeting workshops while we maintain our commitment to accompany them until they no longer need us.
To date, our families have achieved 13,000 dignified work days thanks to our supporters’ investments. Our first cohort of families will begin to graduate out of our program beginning the end of this year.