March 2014 Project Update Video

March 2014 Project Update Video

March Project Update Video

We have already accomplished so much this year and it would not have been possible without you! This month’s video brings you stats and impact from our 2013 Annual Report, an exciting conclusion to the $10,000 KIND competition, and an update from our most recent staff trip to La Gonave. We have been told that it’s the best one thus far…so enjoy and thank you again for all your continuous support!

Our 2013 Annual Report is here!

Our 2013 ANNUAL REPORT is now available! Check it out for more information about the many projects that we supported during last year, financial highlights and an evaluation of our impact on the ground. Thanks for all of your support in 2013 that made everything we did possible. We hope you enjoy, and stay tuned for all the exciting things we have in store for 2014!


Follow these step by step instructions to vote. It only takes about 2 minutes, and will mean $10,000 worth of funding for our work!


STEP 1: Click the following link to open the projects page (and then return here to follow the rest of the instructions):

STEP 2: After opening the projects page, click on the blue “Log In” link (next to the words “Already have a project?“) and log in to Facebook.

STEP 3: Once you have logged in to Facebook, scroll down to find and click on Roots of Development’s project page.


STEP 4: Once you have gotten to our project page, click on the blue button that says “Vote with a Kind Act”

STEP 5: Then click on the pop-up window to like KIND on facebook. Another pop-up window will appear to let you choose a kind act to help register your vote for our project. Choose any kind act, make it a fun one!

STEP 6: THIS NEXT AND FINAL STEP IS REALLY IMPORTANT! After you have voted, the pop-up below will appear. If you click on each of the three buttons to share on your facebook page, on your twitter page and via email…you can earn us three extra votes!! 

You will know that all your votes have counted when you see the screen below:

With your help we can win this…thanks for your vote and for spreading the word!

January Project Update Video

Happy New Year! Roots has a lot of exciting activities planned for 2014…get the full scoop in this month’s video update! Be sure to help us kick off the year right by winning $10,000 from the KIND company. Click here:  to visit our project page, and learn what this $10,000 will fund.  See the instructions below and vote, vote, vote!

Trucking Towards Independence in Haiti

This year, we are joining the #Giving Tuesday movement to raise money for a very exciting initiative for our Haitian community partner, APDAG.  This community group has an incredible opportunity to purchase a large GMC box truck that will serve as a critical step on their path to independence. This truck will significantly reduce costs for construction and development projects that they carry out on the island, including: clean water facilities, home-building projects, community centers and more. Just as exciting, this truck will allow the group bring in revenue on a regular basis (by providing paid services to residents and groups on the island) that will sustainably finance their development efforts and reduce their dependence on outside sources of funding. As an added benefit, this truck will make transportation and shipment of goods and inventory much more accessible to the women’s group, GFDAG, as they continue to grow their community business.


A purchase like this would typically incur significant costs to import, process through customs and ship from the mainland, but this truck is already on the island and was being sold for $15,000. APDAG spoke with the seller, and he agreed to reduce the cost to $12,000, recognizing the extra benefits it would provide to the community. We have had two incredibly generous institutional partners, Seven Hills Global Outreach, and The Rotary Club of Putnam, Connecticut commit to donating $5,000 to kick off this campaign. NOW is where all of you come in…we need to raise the difference to help APDAG buy this truck and we need the support of everyone we can reach. Visit to give to this important initiative and share with your friends, family, colleagues and your whole social network!