About Us

A Socially Responsible Organization

Geared towards maintaining a balance between the economy and the Haitian ecosystems.

Kay Tita is a social impact non-profit organization that serves as a conduit providing changemakers in Haiti with a safe space and the resources they need to increase their impact, develop skills, and establish key partnerships.

The organization was founded by David Pierre-Louis in 2010 after the devastating earthquake in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Named after David's mother, Augusta Bienvenue, who goes by Tita, Kay Tita (pronounced: kai tea-tah) means Tita's House.

We believe in providing Haiti's future leaders with the resources and connections that they need to re-build Haiti's economy. To that end, we focus on strengthening existing systems in Haiti that will create the greatest impact. Rather than simply delivering aid, we aim to ensure that this work is sustainable by forging critical partnerships and offering skills training that opens the door to opportunities.

David Pierre-Louis

Born in Brooklyn, New York to Haitian parents, David Pierre-Louis had always identified as Haitian-American. Though his first visit to Haiti wasn’t until he was 24, he felt a deep connection to the country.

His parents, who had met each other in the states, kept their culture alive in America by enforcing their native language, Creole, in the home. After his parent’s separation and more than 30 years spent in the United States, his mother moved back to Haiti, which sparked Pierre-Louis’s first trip to his family’s homeland in the early 2000s.

Falling in love with his people and his environment, he was also introduced to the high unemployment rate. He knew that later on in his life, he would come back and do something to help his people, but wasn’t sure when. Read More

Kay Tita

Kay Tita, ( Tita’s House) is a community resource center named after his mother, endearingly known by many as "Tita."  Tita is a resilient woman, who's existence depicts strength, passion and love for all human kind. The Idea for Kay Tita was born out of the rubble that came about after the 2010 earthquake.

David Pierre-Louis, a Seattle native, with Haitian roots, has come to Haiti to continue rebuilding his mother’s home into a multi level community resource center.

David & Tita believe that it is the duty of the educated to be transparent and share knowledge with those that have minimal access to the tools needed to lift themselves out of poverty.

Partners

We believe in working with organizations to problem solve complex systems. Our mission is to empower all who we come in contact with.

Some of our partners:

  • Haiti Coffee
  • Impact Hub
  • The Production Foundry
  • 100 for Haiti
  • Kenbe Fem

Impact Hub

Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community, inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, Impact Hub aims to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture. We hope to reach maximum effectiveness with the intentional practice of accountability. Guided by love, respect, honor, and trust, we always seek to refine, elevate, and restore the health of our community.

Infinitum Humanitarian Systems

will direct a training and operations program within Impact Hub called GeoHaiti. GeoHaiti trains adults on geospatial information systems (GIS) that serve to improve community disaster resilience. Training topics include community communications, water and sanitation management, environmental preservation, public health measures, community disease surveillance, sustainable infrastructure, and hazard analysis.

Living Building Challenge

Kay Tita will be the greenest commercial building in Haiti since it will be constructed according to The Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards, considered the most rigorous environmental performance standard. People from around the world use this regenerative design framework to create spaces that produce more energy than they utilize.

MUCE

MUCE EDUCATES is an organization co-founded by Barthelemy Mervil, David Pierre-Louis’ brother, and utilizes arts promote intercultural exchange and to bring an end to cyclical poverty. MUCE is committed to teaching the visual arts to youth in urban areas so that they may compete in the global market. The organization provides educational workshops and opportunities for the emerging labor force with an emphasis on production in arts and culture.

Haiti Coffee Co

Haiti Coffee Co. is a U.S. based company that imports Haitian Coffee while working towards infrastructure development that directly benefits the farmers from whom they source. The organization provides solutions that address deforestation, environmental sustainability, agriculture training, and infrastructure development.

Impact Bio Energy

Seattle‐based startup, Impact Bioenergy, manufactures and sells bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into renewable natural gas and fertilizer with zero waste.

Ambient Water

Ambient Water (formerly AWG International) is Washington state based company that uses  a patented technology that transforms humidity into an abundant source of safe, clean water.

Startup Week

Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum for their vision for change.

The DoSchool

The DoSchool develops experiential learning programs centered around innovation and facilitates opportunities for entrepreneurs to move from ideation to implementation.

Yes Baby I Like It Raw

Yes Baby I Like it Raw helps people tap into their raw potential and “process the unprocessed life” by developing health and wellness programming such as yoga meditation, and nutrition.

Days for Girls

Days for Girls puts freedom and opportunity back into the hands of women and girls by providing sustainable hygiene solutions.