Clarina Bastia

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Short history

Founded on March 08, 2017 in response to a sense of urgency to act against violence against women and precariousness ... More...

Founder's message

I want this Foundation to be really active, to show initiative and commitment ...More...

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With the Clarina Bastia Foundation, there are many ways to get involved in our communities ... More...

Single-parent families

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A population more exposed to poverty and precariousness

In Haiti, single-parent families are a growing population. Moreover, these families are still today, among the hardest hit by poverty. The number of families composed of a living parent who has no spouse with at least one child under the age of 18 is increasing every year. It should also be emphasized that single-parent families are still predominantly female-headed because single parenthood is a predominantly female situation.


Causes and consequences of single parenthood

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Photo of a single parent family.

With this percentage, lone-parent families are challenging the traditional family model. They combine characteristics that expose them more than others to the risks of poverty and precariousness. Many of these people living in single-parent families face poverty.

The risk of poverty varies according to the diversity of family forms and social policies that have not evolved in Haiti and where the logic of family support does not exist so to speak. In reference to recent studies and reports, this note sheds light on the issue of poverty and the precariousness of single-parent families.


The single-parent family, a world of precariousness

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Single-parent families are identified in household surveys. They represent households for which the parent lives alone without a spouse with children aged under 18 years in ordinary or collective housing..

They are defined as widowed, divorced, separated, abandoned or single persons, who do not have a marital life and are solely responsible for one or more children under 18 years of age./p>

In this context, it is urgent to have a real social policy that takes into account the assistance and well-being of these families because they are socially vulnerable and exposed to the risks of poverty and precariousness.


Lastest news

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On March 8th 2019, Clarina Bastia Fuondation celebrated its second years and launch its 2018-2019 annual report

On March 08, 2019, in the city of Hinche, the day was especially marked by the massive presence of single-parent women, supporters and friends of the FCB, a day of thinking. The administrators launches publicly their 2018-2019 annual report.
Rapport 2018-2019

Clarina Bastia Foundation celebrated its first anniversary

This March 08, 2018 in the city of Hinche the Foundation celebrated its first anniversary and presented its first annual report
Rapport 2017-2018

Our micro loan program is started

Indeed, as previously stated, since September 2017, we started our micro loan program with fifteen (15) "single parent families" from four (4) different partner organizations. These families live in the communes of Hinche and Thomonde. This is a test for the Foundation and for its partners as well. These loans are granted only for commercial purposes. For example the "Loan Agreement" stipulates that the duration of these loans is six (6) months. The beneficiaries will pay the interest on monthly basis and reimburse the capital at the end of the six (6) months period

The Clarina Bastia Foundation is officially launched

Officially launched on March 8, 2017 by Mr. Eloge Vilfranc, in the occasion of the International Women's Day, the Clarina Bastia Foundation is positioned alongside single mothers.



"I have three children, each for a different daddy, and they have left me every pregnancy, I'm everything, without the help of dads or the state, no one thinks of single-parent women."

Karina Batista - Single mother

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The Clarina Bastia Foundation is a non-profit institution, founded on March 8, 2017 and duly registered with the tax authorities as a charity.

It mainly develops support projects for women and single-parent families throughout Haiti. Its headquarters are located in Hinche downtown, Plateau Central.

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