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92 Bowery St., NY 10013

thepascal@mail.com

+1 800 123 456 789

Through the spirit of “Konbit” — working together as a team, a tribe, to complete a task until the end — Jou Nouvo partners with individuals to improve their lives and their community.

Our programs directly benefit people in Bon-Repos, Haiti. We provide child sponsorships, a girls scholar program, university scholarships, adult literacy courses, and business microloans. Our initiatives create a new cycle of hope in Haiti for a new day for these students and entrepreneurs.

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Child Sponsorships

90% of schools in Haiti require monthly tuition to attend. Make it possible for a child to go to school. Support a child’s education to help defeat illiteracy, build confidence, and create hope.

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University Scholarships

Less than 2% of Haitians hold a university degree. The Haiti Youth Education Fund (HYEF) empowers Haitian students to attend university in Haiti helping them realize their dream of higher education and becoming community leaders.

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Girls Scholar Program

The average Haitian girl only attends school until the age of seven. The Girls Scholar Program (GSP) is intended to pave the way for future female inspirational leaders and changemakers by boosting female graduation rates from high school.

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Adult Literacy

Our adult literacy program teaches women and men fundamental reading and writing skills in Haitian Creole and French.

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Business Microloans

Jou Nouvo facilitates small business microloans in Bon-Repos so that individuals can provide for themselves and help families break the cycle of poverty.

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Haiti has a literacy
rate less than 61%.

A New Day

About Us

What’s going on in Haiti? It is the most impoverished country in the Americas and Caribbean region and among the poorest countries in the world. The literacy rate in Haiti is less than 61% and 29% of the country lives in extreme poverty. Many Haitians struggle to improve their livelihoods, even slightly.


More than a decade ago, Kerline Tofuri founded Jou Nouvo to support the people of Bon-Repos, her community of origin. With Kerline’s roots and connections, we make a meaningful difference in this community. And we know that providing education in Haiti creates the foundation for continuing the cycle of hope and empowerment.

Our Vision

Our Purpose

Our Voice

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Our Vision

We are here to create a cycle of hope for a new day in Bon-Repos and for Haitian people. Together as a community, we implement education and economic empowerment programs focused on delivering whole-life improvement to our community.

Over 200 students served through our programs this year.

Over 500 students have gone through our programs to date.

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Students this year

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Students to date

Our Purpose

Jou Nouvo aims to provide education and economic empowerment in Bon-Repos, Haiti. We will connect our communities – in Haiti and globally – together to create a full cycle of hope for a new day.
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Our Voice

Our voice is powerful and embraces the following traits:
Persistent: We are driven and certain about what we set out to do.

Community-focused: We are connected and in this together. Konbit

Strategic: We are thoughtful. We use our knowledge and expertise to set every family on a path to sustainable education and financial independence.

Passionate: We are enthusiastic and excited to make a difference.

Believable: We were founded on the kind of trust that comes straight from being a true part of the Bon-Repos community.

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Our Impact

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Girls in the Girls Scholar Program

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Sponsored Children going to school

5000
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Adult Literacy Program

120
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University Students

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Jou Nouvo Employees in Bon-Repos

2500
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Business Loans beneficiaries

Depi tèt pa koupe, li espere mete chapo  
While there is life, there is hope
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Creating a Cycle of Hope

We create a cycle of hope for a new day in Bon-Repos, Haiti. Jou Nouvo implements programs for education and economic empowerment that deliver whole-life improvement to our community.

Become a Volunteer

Are you ready to make a difference? Jou Nouvo is a community working together as volunteers, advocates, and employees to create a sustainable cycle of hope for students and families in Bon-Repos.
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Connect with Jou Nouvo

We'd love to hear from you. Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of so many in Haiti. Together, we can provide quality education, economic empowerment, and community growth and enrichment.

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Are You Ready to Make a Difference?

Jou Nouvo is a community working together as volunteers, advocates, and employees to create a sustainable cycle of hope for students and families in Bon-Repos. Together, we can provide quality education, economic empowerment, and community growth and enrichment. But we need you to get it done.
 

Join our Konbit (community) today!

Kerline Tofuri, Jou Nouvo Founder and Board President explains, "Growing up in Bon-Repos in a family of farmers, Haitian culture has its roots in our belief of 'Konbit', which means working together as a team, a tribe, to complete a task through until the end.
 

Become an Advocate to help share our mission

There is no act or contribution that is too small. We are truly thankful for any way you can become a part of our Jou Nouvo community. We welcome you to become an advocate and create an event to introduce us to your family and friends.

Mentor students of all ages on leadership and growth

We are also looking for college and university students who are interested in learning and helping with non-profit projects or mentoring other college students in Haiti.

Tutor students in English

Do you speak Haitian Creole or have an interest in teaching English or guiding leadership workshops? We’d love to have you tutor or mentor our students.

Be a Business Advisor for small loan recipients

Jou Nouvo’s mission is to help the extreme poor in Bon-Repos, Haiti attain independence and whole-life improvement through education while retaining the spirit of Haitian culture. Through literacy, education, and business development, Jou Nouvo provides hope.
 

Become a Volunteer Grant Writer

Jou Nouvo is a community working together as volunteers, advocates, and employees to create a sustainable cycle of hope for students and families in Bon-Repos. Together, we can provide quality education, economic empowerment, and community growth and enrichment. But we need you to get it done.

Be a Program Development Consultant

Our programs have given the Haitian people the power to create a cycle of hope for themselves, their families, and their community. We provide quality education, economic empowerment, and sustained community growth through a sustainable model that can be replicated in other communities to raise awareness of Haiti's broader challenges.

Contact us to start making a difference today!

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The Difference We Make to So Many

Jou Nouvo aims to provide education and economic empowerment in Bon-Repos, Haiti. We will make a connection that brings our communities – in Haiti and globally – together to create a full cycle of hope for a new day.

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