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Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

, HT 00000


Main/General Business Number: info @

Mission: from website:

Zafèn: About Us

In 2009, the international leadership of the Vincentian Family, which encompasses all those who find inspiration from the life and the legacy of St. Vincent de Paul, joined Haitian microfinance institution Fonkoze to initiate a pilot project that would enable people worldwide to loan or donate to businesses in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest on earth.

This Web site was launched in 2010 to commemorate the lives and works of St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) and St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660), two individuals who dedicated their lives to serving people living in poverty . On the 350th anniversary of their deaths, Zafèn was established with the objective of having a positive impact on Haiti’s economic, social and physical environment by providing micro, small and medium sized enterprises with enhanced access to capital. Zafèn strives to achieve this aim through:

- Showcasing business projects that have been subject to a due diligence pre-screen for community impact;

- Providing online access through a secure, easy and reliable mechanism for reviewing and selecting profiles for loans or donations;

- Offering Haitian entrepreneurs micromentoring opportunities through which to nurture their ideas toward sustainability and, ultimately, self-sufficiency.

This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary


Getting Started
that inspire you.
to projects that will change people’s lives.
and spread the word and achieve greater impact by partnering with friends.




Zafèn Teams - (Create a team)

See how much you can achieve when you create or join a group of like-minded contributors, combine funding, and finance a larger project than you could have ever funded alone! Create your own team around any topic or shared interest that you might imagine. Each team member maintains her or his own separate My Zafèn profile, contributes to projects individually, and then assigns each contribution to any team they have joined. Your team pages will reflect the contributions of all members.


Zafèn: FAQ



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Created At: Fri Jan 21 21:41:56 -0700 2011
Updated At: Fri Jan 21 21:41:56 -0700 2011
Updated By: DNug

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