A major part of Roots of Development’s mission is to help communities come together and better organize themselves so that they can fully utilize the skills, knowledge, and resources they possess to complete life-changing projects. The communities we work with are then able to choose, build, manage, and maintain their own projects. In other words, they decide their own future. In the end our partner communities don’t just end up with a new building, they end up with a stronger voice, greater influence, and a whole lot more independence. There is no better example of this than with our partners in Haiti, APDAG (The Villager’s Association for the Development and Advancement of Gran Sous/La Gonave).
In the video below, APDAG president Stevenson Justin and community member Madam Oldove Succés speak about what the projects have meant to their community.