When foreigners pack up and fly out at the end of their missions, it’s us Haitian-Americans abroad who carry Haiti. We’re the ones who send money for meals and schools. In short, we’re the ones who forego investments in the U.S. to give Haiti a constant, consistent lifeline. Haitian-Americans may not have the perfect answer just yet, but this time around, we must force the international community and Haitian politicians to write a new page into the playbook, one that features the Haitian diaspora prominently. Only together can we create new, sustainable solutions that require transparency and accountability.