The January 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti was a catastrophic event. The country suffered one of the worst natural disasters in recent decades. Despite improvements, a great deal remains to be done to combat poverty and help the population recover.
COOPI has been present in the country right from the immediate post-earthquake period, working to provide support to the many displaced people. Following the cholera epidemic that broke out in the country that same year, COOPI intervened with a number of environmental-hygiene projects to combat the spread of the disease.
To tackle the natural disasters that plague the country, such as cyclones, floods, earthquakes and droughts, we are supporting local authorities, who are key to the country’s growth, with projects on food security and disaster preparedness and response in order to enable communities to promptly respond to disasters and strengthen the culture of prevention (for further information and research material on risk disaster reduction projects, visit: and
One characteristic of our projects in Haiti, and indeed elsewhere, is the particular attention to new technologies, from bio-refrigerators and interactive mapping systems to the creation of a culture of environmental sustainability.
Another interesting intervention is a project aimed at promoting Haitian culture, in close partnership with local artists and universities.

*Data about COOPI’s achievements are based on last balance sheet

The situation in Haiti

The results of COOPI

Illiteracy rate
Rate of moderate/severe child malnutrition
Rate of the population living below the poverty line

International staff
Local staff

News from the field




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