This project will provide 50 Haitian girls with a girlonly space to build a network of trusted peers and adults who help them successfully navigate life’s challenges. Haiti is the poorest country in Latin America and the Caribbean, with nearly half of all households living in extreme poverty on less than $1 per day. The lives of adolescent girls often lack structured activities, such as school or sports. They are highly vulnerable to violence, sometimes even in their own homes, and have high rates of unplanned pregnancy and contracting HIV.

The Haiti Adolescent Girls Network is committed to protecting and empowering vulnerable girls, so they may safely navigate the volatile postearthquake environment and break the cycle of poverty.

For more information, visit Cultivating the leadership of girls in Haiti .