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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"𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗸𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗖𝘆𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗛𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗕𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝗼𝘀 🇭🇹." ~ Julie F. (GSP Coordinator).

As we close the month of March, a big shout out to all the amazing women in team Jou Nouvo! 
To all the Haitian fighters, and to all the strong women around the world who continue to fight for justice, we hear you, and salute your courage every day.


✅️ Update on the courtyard garden at our community center in Bon Repos, Haiti. 

Our small garden produces free vegetables and herbs, which we use to prepare nutritious food for our children and share with others in the community.

This is another example that despite the ongoing crisis, 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝘂𝗲𝘀.


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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