Educate. Enrich. Empower.

Our mission

It is our mission to deliver whole life improvement to our community in Bon Repos, Haiti. By building a foundation of knowledge, Jou Nouvo provides opportunities for stability and enrichment to bolster hope, empower economic improvement, and create a sense of new certainty.

Jou Nouvo ~ New Day

What We Do​

Our goal is focused. We are dedicated to equipping people in one community with education and economic support so they can attain whole-life improvement.

Our programs directly benefit people in Bon Repos, Haiti. We provide child sponsorships, a girls scholar program, university scholarships, adult literacy courses, and business microloans. Our initiatives create a cycle of hope for a new day for these students and entrepreneurs.

Through the spirit of “Konbit” — working together as a team, a tribe, to complete a task until the end — Jou Nouvo partners with individuals to improve their lives and their community. 

Smiling girl scholar

About Us

Haiti is the most impoverished country in the world. With a literacy rate less than 53% and 29% of the country living in extreme poverty, many Haitians struggle to improve their livelihoods, even slightly.

More than a decade ago, Kerline Tofuri founded Jou Nouvo to help the people of Bon Repos, her community of origin. With Kerline’s roots and connections, we are able to make a meaningful difference in this community.

Through literacy, education, and business development, we bolster hope. Children see a way out of poverty through education and adults gain financial independence as entrepreneurs. 

Our Recent Impact

Girls Enrolled in the Girls Scholar Program
Current Sponsored Students
Participants in Adult Literacy Program
Jou Nouvo Employees in Bon Repos

Get Involved

Connect with the people of Bon Repos. Sponsor a child or adult on their educational journey, donate to our microloans, provide university scholarship funds, or purchase a handcrafted angel. Every contribution goes a long way to help lift Bon Repos up and out of poverty.


Create a cycle of hope for a new day
John Volunteering

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" 𝗝𝗼𝘂 𝗡𝗼𝘂𝘃𝗼 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀." Myriam B. (participant in the @jounouvo Girls' Scholar Program).

Two years ago today, we opened our beautiful community center in Bon Repos. 

To this day, we are grateful, proud, and we celebrate this milestone with all of our friends and our staff who contributed and made this dream come true. 

We are eternally grateful to our committed supporters, who continue to walk alongside our children and families on the path to a New Day. 

Stay tuned for the progress of our gardening project!

A few of our sponsored children staying busy at the library, waiting for today's mentoring session to begin. Every Saturday, they gather to participate in our book club, learn English and acquire basic computer skills.

📹: Chrislie R. (Lead Mentor)


This New Day

Learn about upcoming events, exciting progress on our Community Center, and the important ongoing work Jou Nouvo is doing for Bon Repos, Haiti.

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