COVID-19: South Florida’s Haitian Community Faces Daunting Challenges 



In normal time, Darline Franklin would earn $12 an hour during the day as a security guard at Allied Universal and she had a part-time job at night as a bathroom attendant at a club where tips were her remuneration. She had no difficulty paying her bills. “Now I’m unable to work and don’t know how I’m going to pay those bills,” said 51-year-old Franklin who resides in Fort Lauderdale.




Rachele Viard

Born into a Haitian family in Stone Mountain GA. , Rachele visited Haiti several times in her youth and connected to the country and the culture. She moved to Haiti in 2009, where she put her English degree...