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PROGRESS & CHALLENGES
Dear Friends, Please allow me to put faces on the Grand’Anse. This disaster and the photos and stories that have been going around are so dehumanizing that I need to share “my Haiti and my Grand’Anse”… These photos are from three years ago. Renold Francois, the younger man in the photo above is a cacao […]
GRAND’ANSE – WE WILL REBUILD!
Dear Friends, The Grand’Anse has been the hardest hit region of Haiti. In 12 hours, Hurricane Matthew wiped out 80% of the region’s housing, 95% of its schools and the majority of its crops and trees. We are all having issues absorbing the magnitude of this loss and devastation. It’s a privilege for me to […]
Hurricane Matthew’s Devastating Impact on The Grand’Anse
Early in October 2016, Hurricane Matthew, the first Category 4 Hurricane to impact Haiti in over 50 years ravaged the Southern Region of Haiti which includes the Grand’Anse. The Grand’Anse, the Pilot Region of ESPWA’s Haiti Community Foundation Initiative was the hardest hit. Over 80% of housing and 95% of the schools were destroyed along […]
A Successful Pilot Project
From October 2012 to July 2013, The Committee of our Pilot Region in the Grande Anse in Haiti conducted a Regional Planning Process. Hundreds of community leaders from civil society, business, government and religious sector participated in the planning process of the Region’s 12 communes. The Grande Anse is Haiti’s very much endangered last green […]
Haiti Community Foundation Initiative learns from Kenya
“My visit to Kenya also made a difference for me in how I feel as a person. I felt so connected; our human experience and roots being so similar, we could identify to all the issues at stake. I was also inspired by the refreshing level of humanity and strength of many of the people we met. In a world in which trends are often governed by superficial matters, we need such contacts in our fight for the prevalence of equity en justice. Being in Kenya was like being continuously watered in fountain of inspirational individual and collective stories.” — Caroline Hudicourt, HCFI Steering Committee Member
Q & A with Marie-Rose Romain Murphy
The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) spoke to Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, director of ESPWA, about efforts to establish a community foundation initiative in Haiti. Here is a sneak preview of the interview. For the complete article, please visit: www.globalfundcommunityfoundations.org Q. The Haiti Community Foundation Initiative has been gathering steam over the past 12 months. […]
Second Community Foundation Workshop in Port au Prince, Haiti
Practitioners from Kenya, Mexico and Brazil share their experience.
Conversations about the creation of a community foundation in Haiti have been ongoing over the last year or so as part of a process initiated by Espwa and the Puerto Rico Community Foundation and supported by the GFCF, the Kellogg Foundation and the Inter-American Foundation. An initial workshop to discuss the idea was held in Haiti last year which brought together an initial group of community and business leaders, diaspora and funders.
Exploring the idea of a Community Foundation for Haiti
“How can we get long term reconstruction and development that is Haitian-led and owned?” This was the topic of a two-day meeting held on Haiti’s Arcahaie Coast in late July 2011 which brought together a diverse cross-section of Haitians from civil society organizations, business institutions, members of the Haitian Diaspora and representatives of international foundations.