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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Jeremie ou nan ke m

After hurricane Matthew struck Jeremie on October 4, 2016 it was difficult to recognize the town and the Grand’Anse region. To look at so much destruction was depressing, and I could not wrap my head around it. Little did I realize that I also had become traumatized. My beloved Jeremie was no longer the city…

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