Haiti is filled with the spirit

The international press often diffuses a single narrative of Haiti - one of political instability, malnutrition, disease and devastation. "The poorest country in the Western hemisphere" - this is how Haiti is too often described, ignoring the many layers that comprise Haitian culture and customs that make Haiti one of the most fascinating, yet least understood countries in the region.

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We are looking for 2 passionate and talented new staff to fill positions currently open with MCC Haiti. Do you know someone who would be a good match? Apply, share, shoulder tap, and help us find great new people to join our team in Haiti! 

Video: One Road, Two Outcomes

In early October of 2016 Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti. Through working with partners MCC Haiti was able to respond to areas that needed relief most, which are not always the areas the media focuses on, in ways that continue to be beneficial. Watch Paul and Rebecca Shetler Fast talk about MCC's disaster response and the difference local partners make. 

Spring Reading Recommendations

No matter where you live, the cooler months are a great time to curl up with a memorable book. Even in Haiti, the temperature drops, and you can enjoy a refreshing breeze while lounging in your yard and sipping tea! Here are our "picks" for some great Haiti reading!

Haiti is Resilient

The international press diffuses a single narrative of Haiti - one of political instability, malnutrition, disease and devastation. "The poorest country in the Western hemisphere" - this is how Haiti is too often described, ignoring the many layers that comprise Haitian culture and customs that make Haiti one of the most fascinating, yet least understood countries in the region.

Haiti is Captivating

The international press diffuses a single narrative of Haiti - one of political instability, malnutrition, disease and devastation. "The poorest country in the Western hemisphere" - this is how Haiti is too often described, ignoring the many layers that comprise Haitian culture and customs that make Haiti one of the most fascinating, yet least understood countries in the region.

Haiti is Strong

The international press diffuses a single narrative of Haiti - one of political instability, malnutrition, disease and devastation. "The poorest country in the Western hemisphere" - this is how Haiti is too often described, ignoring the many layers that comprise Haitian culture and customs that make Haiti one of the most fascinating, yet least understood countries in the region.

Setting Captives Free: Legal Ministry in Haiti

In mid-2015, Amizial Rene was arrested on the basis of a friend’s accusation. It happened unexpectedly. For seven years, Amizial, a long-time resident of Port-au-Prince, sold cooking charcoal from a roadside perch beside his friend. One day, the other seller had 19 sacks of charcoal stolen and assumed Amizial was the culprit. He went to the police, made his accusation, and Amizial was swiftly arrested and placed in a prison to await trial (...)

Haitian Spiced Hot Chocolate, Chokola Ayisyen

Chokola Ayisyen, Haitian Spiced Hot Chocolate with Coconut is a spicy, thick, and comforting drink. In Haiti, Chokola Ayisyen is both served for breakfast, and also as a sweet, liquid reassurance during troubling times. In this season of post-Hurricane hardship for many in Haiti, we make and share Chokola Ayisyen in warm solidarity with our Haitian sisters and brothers. Join us.

Lifesaving latrines

After Hurricane Matthew struck, community members from Wopisa-Gabriyèl knew that if they were to limit cholera's spread, they would need improved sanitation. MCC is helping them find a solution.

Gratitude

One year ago this Thanksgiving, I had never stepped foot in Haiti or walked its mountains. I had never believed such a small place could be so beautiful. I had never seen houses flattened by a storm, or seen a place I love put forward as a definition of hopelessness. Never imagined we would be so welcomed. Never been so impressed by resilience and hope in the face of long odds.

UN Student Seminar: Lessons Learned From Haiti and MCC

Isaac Halas was one of forty-two students that attended the MCC UN Office's student seminar from October 13-15, 2016. This year's seminar explored themes of the UN's involvement in Haiti over the past 15 years. MCC Haiti advocacy staff, Ted and Katharine Oswald, helped lead the seminar by offering presentations on Haiti's history, the international community's response to Haiti's 2010 earthquake, and current social and political issues. Isaac is the winner of a blog contest where students were asked to reflect on their experiences at this year's seminar.