Haiti in Lock Down

February 12, 2019 Dear Friends and supporters of Haitian Connection, I feel it would be irresponsible not to directly address the challenging situation that is ongoing in Haiti. As some of you may have heard, the entire country has been on lockdown for the past six days as demonstrators take to the streets in a…

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Houses for Haitian Women – Kay Pou Fanm Ayisyen

It is believed that over three million people were affected by the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, leaving thousands of Haitian people without homes, many of them women who are single parents and heads of households. Kay Pou Fanm Ayisyen is a project of Haitian Connection, a Haitian NGO, in partnership with women’s groups in Jeremie. The…

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Feast of Jeremie’s Patron, Saint Louis

So much of Haitian celebrations are an intermingling of religion and social occasions. The beauty of the Haitian people shines through, their elegance and their sense of color and festivity always comes through. Who would have thought that after hurricane Matthew this would even be possible. A feast for the soul, but also for the…

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Truth and Consequences

Many outsiders have a hard time understanding why it is so difficult to obtain information from Haitians, and once they have the information they are looking for, it turns out it is not exactly the truth. But rather it is part of a narrative that can be repetitive and adjustable. For Haitians in poverty (and even…

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