The birthplace of IHCD’s founder, Fondeblan is a town located in a remote region of Haiti that suffers from crippling unemployment rates well over 70%. IHCD operates a sister school here for 125 young women that provides vocational and health education.
The young women are trained vocationally in a marketable set of skills allowing them to support themselves and their children upon graduation. Specifically, they are literate and skilled in embroidery, dressmaking, pastry cooking, and craftwork. We educate them to understand women’s health, including family planning, safe-sex practices, maternal and natal health, emphasizing women’s human rights as well as civic duties.