Join us June 11th at Dacha Navy Yard!

The event will feature live konpa music, Haitian food and drink, cultural trivia and games, and educational activities!

Who We Are

Roots of Development is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that supports and advocates for a more sustainable approach to development around the world.

We believe in a world in which the very communities living in poverty are the ones leading the fight against it; a world in which impoverished communities decide their own future and manage their own development.


Building a Community Leadership & Development Center in Haiti

Current Phase: Securing Access to Clean Water

“Most organizations have stories about projects they have done for a community.
Roots of Development’s approach to development is different. We help communities implement their own projects and lead their own development.”

– Chad W Bissonnette, Executive Director and Co-Founder

Our New Board Member

Former DC Attorney General Karl Racine

Our Impact in Numbers


Lives Impacted


Hours of Trainings


In Grants Provided


Community-Led Projects

We Support Community-Led Development Programs.

Some of our Partners

Sustainable Giving

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