Five-year, $104 million USD program helped create over 169,000 jobs
KATA was a $104 million USAID-funded program implemented by CHF International in Haiti between 2006 and 2011. KATA stands for the Creole "Konbit Ak Tet Ansanm," the principle of working together to accomplish a common goal. At its core, USAID/KATA was a job creation and economic development program that worked to strengthen employment and economic opportunities within Haiti to ensure stability and sustainable change. By taking a community-based approach, USAID/KATA was able to identify core community priorities and involve the Haitian people in taking ownership of their projects. Though first and foremost a jobs creation program, the projects undertaken with this goal in mind have had a secondary impact through the infrastructure created, schools rehabilitated, and canals cleared. CHF International has completed a total of 237 projects through the USAID-funded KATA program.