Sixty children from the Port-au-Prince metro area will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills that can lead to a future job.
Haiti gives garment workers pay raise short of union demands Haiti has announced a slight minimum wage increase for garment workers that falls well short of their demands, prompting union calls for a strike. President Jovenel Moise said late Thursday that the minimum pay will rise from the current level of 300 gourdes ($4.75)…
Although consensual homosexual relationships have been legal since 1986, the subject remains largely taboo in the deeply religious-based culture. For example, a festival celebrating Haiti’s LGBTQ community was slated for last year, but was later cancelled after threats of violence and government opposition.
By Wyatt Massey
Stopping the spread of disease is one of the most pressing issues in the country after the hurricane. As of Oct. 25, PANO/WHO estimated 3,423 suspected cholera cases. Cholera is a virus, spread by contaminated water, that severely dehydrates those with the disease. Haiti’s Ministry of Health announced a vaccination campaign starting Nov. 8 to bring 1 million oral vaccines to areas affected by cholera.
There’s great meaning behind a person’s name. In some cultures, names are highly regarded and ceremonies are held where newborns are given names which are carefully selected. It’s understood that the children will live up to their namesakes. A person’s name is a part of who she is. Events and experiences will always reflect the…
I was given the opportunity to attend an event hosted by the National Alliance for the Advancement of Haitian Professionals (NAAHP) in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, September 29, 2016. While I was there, I decided to visit the newly opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Thankfully, I had a ticket. As…
By Gage Norris
SAN DIEGO, CA — Right now, the Haitian Methodist Church of San Diego is overwhelmed.
For the past four months, church members and members of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a collective of community leaders working to help the Haitian community and recent migrants to the U.S., have been facilitating the arrival of massive numbers of Haitians fleeing Brazil seeking a better life. They have received over 2,000 migrants so far, and expect nearly three times that number in the coming months.
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.
By: Tadia Toussaint
MIREBALAIS, HAITI – Marie Melone Cadeau was diagnosed with stage three endometrial cancer. She traveled from her home in Les Cayes to Zanmi La Sante’s Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) for an operation in November 2015. The doctors promised her the results in five weeks. Instead, she received them five months later in April.