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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...

March 30, 2017

Maggie Gina is a sixty-six-year-old grandmother of eight. Before the earthquake in 2010, Maggie was a vendor and found great joy in her work. When her home collapsed from the earthquake’s impact, she lost her whole supply of goods and had to spend the her remaining mon...

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 27, 2017

Jacqueline Guerrier is thirty-four years old and has lived in Nolivos her entire life. Faced with difficulty throughout her life, her story is one many Haitians can relate to.

Jacqueline lives in a house with her six children, ranging from fifteen to one years old. Her...

January 25, 2017

 Check out this awesome video created by session two UMass YSI advocate, Krista O'Brien.

January 12, 2017

A mother arrives with her two children and is greeted by Gia, our patient manager. Gia asks their name in Creole, assigns them an appointment number, and leads them to the waiting area. There, advocates take the children’s blood pressure, pulse, respiratory vitals, and...

December 30, 2016

Despite the hardship she faced as a result of the 2010 earthquake, Andrelie Thermitus stays strong. At seventy-six years old, she has not only rebuilt her home (with help from the American Red Cross), but she continues to care for her growing family: three children, th...

December 22, 2016

Thirty-six-year-old Carole Maurice has lived in Haiti her whole life. She has two children who are both currently attending school. She used to sell cosmetics but, unfortunately, had to stop due to financial limitations. Carole explained that one of the hardest parts o...