Haiti will not perish! The title of the book by Michael Deibert kept replaying itself like a consistent mantra during my recent visit to Jeremie/Haiti, a place that I had lived and worked in for 23 years, until Covid and the mounting insecurity forced me to return to Chicago. I took a good while before…Read More
Recognizing that education is the key to Haitian progress, we have approached providing education on several levels: university, workshops, literacy, language, and more.
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This is a landso vibrant and alivethat laughter will come bursting throughas imperious as the sunand the spirit will surviveresilient as the soil. – Dennis Brutus 1978 ”Love; the Struggle” This poem so aptly describes Haiti and its people. Rather than its poverty, it is the aliveness and the vibrancy of Haiti that gave…Read More
How do we determine if a project is sustainable? It might be that the Haitians will be able to quickly gain the skills and can continue the program on their own. The program might be designed to be self-sustaining, Sometimes we trust that we will find the means to continue the program by partnering with…Read More
Haitian Connection projects depend on volunteers and the support of people who desire to help. If you would prefer to send a donation by mail please address checks to: Haitian Connection 5300 South Shore Drive #27 Chicago, IL 60615 To volunteer for one of our projects, contact Renate Schneider at HaitianConnection@gmail.com or by phone at 312/493-3719…Read More
Most of the emergency aid organizations have left Jeremie already, since it is almost 2 months after the earthquake. But little has really improved for the population in the hardest hit areas of the earthquake devastation. The work becomes consistently more difficult because the needs remain so numerous while the situation in the country becomes…Read More
Dear Friends and Supporters, It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I write this follow-up. Because of your incredible generosity, we are able to do small things to lighten the load for the victims of this earthquake. First, I would like to give a summary of the damage that this disaster has caused…Read More
Dear Friends and supporters of Haitian Connection, It has now been over two weeks since the earthquake hit the Grand’Anse and two other departments in Haiti. Before I give you an update, I want to thank you with a deep sense of gratitude for all of your generous donations to enable Haitian Connection to continue…Read More
Dear friends and supporter of Haitian Connection, It has been a full week now since a 7.2 magnitude Earthquake struck the southwestern part of Haiti, leaving much damage and loss of life in its path. The country was already facing a food security crisis, compounded by high fuel prices, and the closing of transportation corridors…Read More
There is no point in being Haitian if you are not prepared to get your heart broken over and over again. August 16, 2021 Dear Friends and Supporters of Haitian Connection, Saturday morning, August 14, 2021, at 8:30 am a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the southwest part of Haiti. It struck in the location that…Read More
Haitian Connection Stands in Solidarity with the Haitian People July 7, 20021 There are times when words are not enough. This is one of those times. When we heard the news that President Jovenel was assassinated we were in shock as were all Haitians. The last time a Haitian president was assassinated was in 1915,…Read More
Telegraph from RE: Point of No Return?Being Young In Haiti Means Having Two Choices: Get A Passport Or Get A Gun!Yesterday, an event took place that has everyone in Haiti still in shock. A Swat team was sent into one of the most dangerous slums of Haiti, and they were ambushed. Even though the official…Read More
I received this note from a young friend in Haiti. He wrote this yesterday: Se ak anpil kè kase nou ye Haïti, konyea sekirite pa asire pou pèsonn. Kom pa soti men sa tromatizem akoz ravisè yo pran moun tout kote konyea. Tout jèn se dlo nan je paske pèsonn pa asire. Map mandew pou pran…Read More