Planting Seeds of Leadership

What started as just a job turned into a passion as Estere Pierre began to learn more about the students’ lives and the role FOPJ could play in making a difference not just for the students, but for the community of Kafou Fèy  . 

Service Worker Blog: Life, Learning, and Lists

I am most certainly not qualified to speak on all of the political matters in play, but I have spent time the last two weeks thinking about moments from my time here that have been beautiful in ways big and small. It helps to counter-balance my mind, and I thought I would share some of my list with you all. Because, whether you live in Haiti or not, we could all use some reflection on treasured moments, right?

SALT Reflection: Keep It Coming

I’ve been in Haiti for just about five months. There has been so much to learn, experience, and appreciate on this little Caribbean island. But little by little things started to make sense. I climbed that mountain, and several other very real, rocky, and steep mountains. The pieces that were to become my life here just fell into place.

From Seed to Sold

This photo essay explores the agricultural process of growing rice and other products, from planting to the marketplace. A MCC partner, PDL (Partenariat Developpement Local  by its initials in French) works to accompany local farmers in central Haiti.

“Mwen pap vire do ba ou, mwen pap janm lage ou:” Nou sonje 12 Janvye 2010

Jou aprè tè a te fin tranble a te gen anpil espwa bòkote tout ayisyen, yo tap di yon sèl bagay peyi a pral chanje paske tout moun te mete tèt ansam  paske yo te kwè si yo te ankò vivan genyen yon rezon pou sa e yo te vle eksplwate rezon sa a. se pou tèt sa te gen yon pafèt amou youn pou lòt paske yo te kwè se nan inite yo ka fè peyi a reviv ankò aprè katastrof la.

"I will not leave you nor forsake you:" Remembering January 12, 2010

The day after the earthquake, there was so much hope between all Haitians. They were only saying that the country was going to change because everyone was coming together. This was because they believed they survived for a reason and they wanted to share that reason—for people to have a perfect love for one another because they believed that unity could revive the country again after the catastrophe.

When the earth shakes: how MCC is responding to the immediate needs and long-term psychological effects created by natural disasters in Haiti

There are several possible ways MCC might respond when disasters occur. Immediate distribution of material resources shortly after a disaster can help meet the basic needs of those who have lost homes or belongings, while long-term mental health projects help address the ongoing psychological aftereffects of disasters.