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Name: Melaney Brown
School: University of New Hampshire

Major(s): Psychology

Class year: 2017

When and how did you get involved with YSI? I got involved in YSI in 2015 after I saw a post about YSI on Facebook and went to an information session.

Which expeditions have...

April 14, 2017

Lavanche Octabe is a 36-year-old man who lives in Pont Morel. He spends his days working hard in the fields as a farmer. YourStory advocates approached him at his home and, after speaking with him, they decided to give him an appointment to come to the clinic the next...

April 6, 2017

Marie Denise Rompleur is a sixty-year-old woman who has lived in Nolivos all her life. As we were interviewing Marie, she was surrounded by her family--an important presence in her life.

All the joy in her life is brought to her by her eight children with whom she lives...

April 3, 2017

A large part of what sets YSI apart from most other aid organizations is our dedication to honoring and integrating local perspectives into our initiatives. In order to recognize the needs and expectations of the people we serve, we must take the time to talk to them,...

March 23, 2017

Ask any advocate who has visited Haiti with YSI to think of the most humbling moment they had on the trip. Each advocate can describe one event that stands out above the rest, including myself.

Toward the end of our week-long expedition last January, our community devel...

March 20, 2017

Eighteen-year-old Louidane Paul's interview led the community development team to momentarily forget about the scorching heat. Louidane's constant smile and laughter, combined with the energy from her family and friends surrounding her, showed the team just how close f...

February 13, 2017

In the days following my trip to Haiti, I was thrown headfirst back into the bustle of work and school. Fortunately, each friend and classmate I reconnected with gave me another opportunity to reflect on my trip.

Our group was fortunate enough to be in Haiti from Januar...

February 9, 2017

Unless you’re a very frequent flyer, almost everybody gets nervous in the airport. Will my luggage get lost? Will my gate get changed at the last minute? I’m here and I have all of my bags, but I definitely forgot something at home and will some how miss this flight.

Th...