About Helping Haiti


As with all good ideas… it starts with one. If it’s fostered, it will grow.

Founder Tammy Aristilde began as a humanitarian in Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, Haiti in early 2008. Where most people would turn their eye – leaving issues for others to sort out – Tammy, together with Robinson, our Haitian Director, marched forward and began sowing the seeds for what would eventually become Helping Haiti.

Helping Haiti’s mission is to provide the people of Cité Soleil, with sustainable, community-driven, development programs that focus on increasing the health, safety and well-being of the community.

Our mission is realized through several projects and programs, all centred around Cité Soleil, Port-au-Prince, one of the poorest communities in the western hemisphere. While we are physically in Cité Soleil, we walk the streets – through the good, the bad and even through the worse… meeting the citizens of Cité Soleil and getting to know them on a personal level. This approach allows us to forge ever-lasting trust and relationships with the people we’re helping.

Helping Haiti is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors and unlike traditional larger NGOs and charities; we work one-on-one with the very people receiving your assistance. We have no staff and our volunteers are responsible for the cost of their travel or living expenses while in the field, allowing your donations to be delivered directly to the front line – in person!

While we are physically in Cité Soleil, we walk the streets – through the good, the bad and even through the worse… meeting the citizens of Cité Soleil and getting to know them on a personal level. This approach allows us to forge ever-lasting trust and relationships with the people we’re helping.