Our Mission:

“Building a N.E.S.T. of sustainable change and hope for rural communities of Haiti and other developing countries.”



Recent U.N.F. Updates: 

  Scheduled Trips of 2019!!

Join us on one of our trips of 2019! 

  • January 4th-11th
  • March 22nd-28th 
  • August T.B.D.


Click on this hyperlink to check it out and book a stay with us in Haiti!—> Guest House

United N.E.S.T. Foundation

Why Haiti?

Rural Haiti is where some of the poorest of the poor live, yet these people possess a relentless drive to overcome poverty.  Thanks to technologies such as satellites, smart phones, and solar electricity, changing the story of rural Haiti is only a matter of time.  Schools, churches, medical clinics, and micro-businesses are more real today than at any other point in Haiti’s history. 

Historically, Haitians needed to live in or near Port-Au-Prince in order to provide for their families. Still today, mothers often leave their children behind and travel for days to sell their goods at the market places. Our goal at United N.E.S.T. Foundation is to rewrite that story by planting micro-businesses, education, athletics, and health directly in these small villages; so these nests of families, parents, grandparents, and friends can stay together. We soundly believe families are stronger and healthier when they live in the country, away from the distress of Haiti’s larger cities; yet to make that belief a reality there needs to be a secure infrastructure.

How do we do this? 

Today, thanks to technology, we are able to bypass large organizations both in the United States and in Haiti to make real and sustainable change happen. We work directly with each community, their leaders, teachers, and pastors to establish a clear and attainable plan.  


What is a NEST?

Have you ever looked closely at a birds nest and marveled at the symbiotic beauty in Gods work? How delicate and intertwined, along with perfect design to hold life and sustain growth. Yet light and agile, small and big twigs relying on each other to keep a foundation together.

United N.E.S.T. Foundation chose the metaphor of a N.E.S.T. (Nourish, Empower, Strengthen, and Transform) for just the reason that it stands for; the strength of small and capable working together. For us, we absolutely believe in the collective wisdom of those who live in and around small villages.


A NEST is a safe harbor. It is a place to feel secure. A place where family and friends gather for shelter, reassurance, vision, and for prayer. A nest to take care of each other, to grow, to learn, and become.



A NEST is a community of people that are committed to one another in big and small ways.

A NEST is a place where families reach out for one another; a place where children thrive, businesses grow, and hands are joined.

A NEST is home!

-United N.E.S.T. Foundation supports coming behind communities in flexible ways to facilitate village sustainability-


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There’s a moment when all you can do is send up gratitude. January, 2017, United Nest Foundation was founded by 8 lovers of Haiti, its people, and their children. Ephraim Lucien, Julie Greene, Taylor Michael Ardis, Dylan Lucas, Lee Torrey, Gabrielle Bohrer Thank you!
We rolled up our sleeves and went to work. Mission statement, website, fundraisers, articles of incorporation, trips, tons of meetings, prayers, more prayers, tears, hugs, heart changing moments, fear, and questioning. Together we supported and challenged one another to stay the course and to keep reaching beyond our constraints.
In December 2018 Joel Hamilton and Chris Cooley Cotton joined the board allowing UNF to grow in new and exciting ways.
Today, United NEST Foundation and it’s branch Young Athletes With Hope has grown not only in the U.S., but in its home country of Haiti where Young Athletes With Hope is fast becoming the sweetheart team of the Central Plateau.
This video is just a peek of the work of Alex Hamilton, Joel Hamiltons son who just returned from spending a week with our soccer teams. We will post it all on Friday!
To all of you who support United NEST Foundation thank you!

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