Haiti

Haiti, Health & Science

Concert Supports HIV/AIDS Testing Awareness

By Wyatt Massey

Music can connect people from all walks of life and help spread messages, which is why Nick Cannell gathered prominent Haitian musicians for a concert to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Haiti.

Pwojè SIDA connected residents with free HIV tests, condoms, health information and referrals to medical professionals, said Cannell, executive director and co-founder of Konbit Mizik, a Haitian record label.

Haiti, Warped Lens

Haitian Government Complicit in Large Death Tolls

By Garry Pierre-Pierre

Haitians for the most part, explain their troubles, challenges and miseries as the will of God. You were in an accident; it was God’s will for you. You lost your job, you got it; God had a plan for you.

That is why we’re often described as resilient. After all, God is greater than man and his power omniscient. You cannot argue with God. Such fatalism does allow us to live under conditions that would create swift and immediate revolution just about in any other country.

Haiti, Politics

The Final Push Toward The Presidential Elections In Haiti

By Francois Pierre-Louis Jr. PhD Francois Pierre-Louis is an associate professor of political science at Queens College.  Haiti was scheduled to redo its failed presidential elections on Oct. 9; however, following the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and the devastation it had on the country, the electoral governing body of Haiti has postponed the elections for…

Haiti: Dog Eat Dog World
Haiti

Haiti: Dog Eat Dog World

By: Tadia Toussaint

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Dogs are everywhere in Haiti: under parked cars, dead on the roadside, roaming the streets. Not only are they everywhere but they’re hungry. You find dogs climbing the piles of trash on the street corners with their noses buried looking for just about anything to relieve their hunger.

Empowering Haiti One “Sole” At a Time
Haiti

Empowering Haiti One “Sole” At a Time

By Alexandra Pecharich

The journey to changing the world began with handing out water bottles to earthquake survivors in Haiti. That’s when, in January 2010, American volunteer Julie Colombino initially heard an unexpected refrain, mostly from local women: “Need a job.”

A Life Changed in Haiti: Woman is Embodiment of Alumna’s Efforts to Provide Meaningful Impact
Haiti

A Life Changed in Haiti: Woman is Embodiment of Alumna’s Efforts to Provide Meaningful Impact

By Alexandra Pecharich

“When I lost my small business after the earthquake, I believed that life was over.”

Jolina Auguste remembers her darkest hours from a distance of more than six years. The January 2010 earthquake that decimated Haiti and killed as many as 300,000 of her fellow countrymen drove her family of four from a rental into a tent and destroyed the little boutique from which she eked out an existence selling cosmetics and soap.

Ensuring a piece of the pie: Strengthening women economic opportunity in Haiti
Haiti, Women & Children

Ensuring a piece of the pie: Strengthening women economic opportunity in Haiti

By Vania Andre

Twenty-eight year old Vionise Fortuna used to make her living selling paper napkins and plastic cups to merchants near the Haitian-Dominican border. With little training and skills on hand to leverage, finding a secure job, in a male-dominated country with high rates of unemployment seemed impossible. However, one day her luck would change after being recommended to a program for vocational training for women in Haiti.

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