Where We Work
Corail, Arcahaie, Haiti
Hope on a String's work is located in the Corail community of the town of Arcahaie, 32 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Rather than operate within the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, we are making the conscious choice to locate the program and the associated economic development in Arcahaie to encourage a shift away from the population and service centralization in Port-au-Prince.
Arcahaie is a historic town that lies in a pocket of fertile land between arid mountains and the Port-au-Prince Bay where the population supplements their main income of remittances with small-scale commerce and services, agriculture, and fishing.
With a population of roughly 100,000 people, Arcahaie can sustain robust participation in Hope on a String programs and serve as grounds for new economic activity. Also, Arcahaie’s relative proximity to Port-au-Prince allows for supplies to be transported and visitors to travel with relative ease. Because the town has sustained only minimal damage from the recent earthquake, a great number of displaced people from the capital have relocated to Arcahaie, which further makes the case for Hope on a String to provide an outlet for healing in the area.