Youthaiti, an American-based nonprofit organization working in Duchity in the Grand Anse region of Haiti, has emphasized the elimination of human feces from the local water supply since 2008. It develops ecological projects in sanitation and water-source protection, community gardening and reforestation and focuses on Haitian young people. It also did the survey to determine their area’s lack of sanitary facilities.
Haiti was more than just a project or a place to work. I lived there the last two years and in many ways considered it my home at that time. I was also lucky enough to travel to various parts of the country which enabled me to see the different worlds that exist within that country.
As the cholera outbreak wreaked havoc in the country, national and international human rights groups joined hands to demand an immediate U.N. response and justice for the victims. But even against this public outcry, the U.N. refused to be held accountable for its mistakes.
Hundreds of charities directed their focus to the country when the hurricanes hit. Mike and I received calls and emails from our connections involved with international relief. They knew emergency procedures, but not the island. They were heading to the northwest sector, near Gonaives, where the most severe destruction occurred. We asked, but no one was interested in the south where Lamontay lay.
As summer gives way to fall and the season of giving approaches, more and more organizations that support Haiti are going digital. When it comes to special events specifically, nonprofit leaders are hosting virtual fundraisers to engage donors and promote causes.
Delroy speaks to The Haitian Times on the importance of education and its relevance in all aspects of Haitian culture.
From onstage at Saturday’s Community Organized Relief Effort gala at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, host Sean Penn cited two…
Sean Penn’s Haiti-focused charity, J/P HRO, is now going by the name CORE as the nonprofit expands its reach from Haiti to communities in the United States and the Caribbean.