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About Us

Friends of Paradis des Indiens, Inc. is a philanthropic, not for profit 501(c) (3) founda tion based in Pompano Beach, Florida. We are dedicated to providing needed financial assistance to “Fondation Paradis des Indiens” in Abricots, Haiti and to the people of the Grand’Anse area. Funds are raised through individual donations, grants from organizations and various fundraising activities. The Board of Directors of Friends of Paradis des Indiens, Inc. consists of 7 volunteers members who do not get a salary.


“Fondation Paradis des Indiens” In 1975, Michaelle de Verteuil (Mica), Founder and President of “Fondation Paradis des Indiens” relocated from Canada to Haiti to dedicate her life to the people of Abricots, Haiti. With her experience as a former teacher in Canada, Mica began her work in Abricots by opening a two-room school house serving 60 children, the poorest of the poor. She now oversees more than 2500 students in 8 schools; the village school and 7 additional satellite schools in the mountain area. Her scope is wide as she also supervises the workshops and the various projects of the ‘Foundation’. The mission of Fondation Paradis des Indiens” is to educate the underprivileged children and adults in the area and to effectively train teachers in order to maintain and improve the necessary level of education. The Foundation also works on improving the social economic situation of the community by creating and promoting economic activities, reforestation, as well as agricultural and apicultural projects.