2013 – 2015 was a growth period for Roots, both in Haiti and the U.S. By 2013, Roots had reached more than 17,000 island residents through its work with APDAG. Projects included business ventures, new infrastructure, and community trainings.
In 2013, Roots partnered with Whole Foods to print reusable tote bags which were sold in 23 stores throughout the mid-Atlantic. Because of this campaign, Roots was able to reach more supporters in the U.S. and engage with a broader community about development without dependency.
In 2015, Roots left Gran Sous and moved to Anse-a-Galets, La Gonave’s largest town. While in Anse-a-Galets, Roots began establishing ties to more partners and leaders on the island, including the mayor of Anse-a-Galets. These relationships would help Roots grow and more firmly establish itself as a major player on La Gonave.