The flagship program of LEVE Foundation is LEVE Housing, whose mission is to provide safer, affordable homes for Haitian people.
Currently, Haiti lacks a successful construction economy- and the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake showed that to the world. The industry creates unaffordable and unsafe housing, and sadly, not much has changed in the re-building efforts. Haiti sets itself up for one disaster after the next, especially since the earthquake fault is yet to release the fullness of its tension, and hurricanes directly hit the island nearly every year.
We study business models from all over the world in order to implement the best solutions to the housing crisis in Haiti.
We do this through a bottom-up approach. We provide safer and affordable housing options that work within the current construction culture of Haiti. At the same time, we work to improve building practices and the system as a whole.
Our efforts are currently focused in Les Cayes, Haiti, and the surroundings suburbs.
Our Founding Principles:
Hard Work. Prosperity is not a right; it must be worked for and earned.
Integrity. Businesses of integrity build better economic value.
Opportunity. Haiti is a nation with great opportunity for growth.
Prosperity. The best way to ensure true, long-term prosperity in Haiti is through the free market.
Replicability. Sharing profitable, scale-able, and replicable business models is the most effective way to accelerate economic development.
Empowerment. We are best situated to promote Haitian prosperity by building companies from the bottom up, empowering individuals to create their own businesses and integrating within the current Haitian culture.