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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 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...

February 16, 2017

Gérard Auguste and César Marie Malene are the loving parents of three children. Formerly a waitress and cultivator, respectively, Gérard and César are currently full-time parents who sell mangoes on the side for money. During a recent health follow-up for César, one of...

January 2, 2017

On January 1st, our friends in Haiti will celebrate their Independence Day. It is a pleasantly happy time, and I have had the unique pleasure of celebrating with them on one occasion. They start the day with mass, well-wishes to their friends and loved ones, and a spic...

December 26, 2016

Seasons greetings to all of our friends in the US, Haiti, and around the world! No matter what holiday you are celebrating, or if you’re not celebrating one at all, we hope that this time of year brings you joy and time with family and friends.

Most Haitians practice so...

July 28, 2016

Why is Haiti poor?

This is a really, really complicated question. Once, on an assignment in downtown Leogane, I was sent with a team to investigate why a business operated by a good-humored entrepreneur had failed. He was likable, enjoyed selling, and had attended schoo...

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