Pwojè men kontre or the “Project of the helping Hands” is a nonprofit association founded in 2002, dedicated to helping people in need in Haiti. Chair of the association is Dr. med. Anke Brügmann, who has been living in Haiti for over 20 years, where she works as a doctor, home director, and manager. Together with more than two hundred German and Haitian members of the association, she is committed to sustainably improving the living conditions of the local population.
The heart of the association’s activities is the mountain village of Beaumont. From there, Pwojè men kontre manages several subprojects. In 2002, they opened an orphanage on the site of a former nightclub and now looks after 70 orphans around the clock. In 2005, they decided to set up their own school for needy children, as public schools in Haiti are usually over-priced, with irregular classes and inadequately trained teachers.
For some time now there has been an agricultural project as well. In the beginning, the cultivation of food was mainly to supply the orphanage with a more balanced diet. In the long term, the agricultrural projects shall help create jobs in the structurally weak area. Since the goal of humanitarian support is always helping people help themselves.
In order to ensure acceptance of the projects in the local population, the concerns and project wishes of the local members of the association are always taken into account and implemented whenever possible. Thus, the so-called emergency aid was already launched before the earthquake in 2010. As a one-time help for people or families in a particularly precarious emergency, the focus is on medical care and temporary help for malnourished babies and toddlers.
With a cooperation, we hope to optimally combine the respective strengths to a productive whole. While our partner provides the many years of experience and the network on site, the student team of EWB offers the technical know-how as well as the necessary human resources for the implementation of the construction project. A lasting successful project can only be achieved together.
You can find more information about Pwojè men kontre, their projects and their current activities on their website: