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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...

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...

March 6, 2017

When we entered the home of Jean D’Ariot Fils, we were greeted warmly by his wife and five children. At forty years old, Jean’s happiness is fueled by his family and artistic passions. Self-taught, he is a talented sculptor. While he does not sell his sculptures anymor...

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...

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...

November 26, 2016

The first thing you notice about fifty-four-year-old Berson Jean Jacques is his warm, welcoming smile. After he agreed to answer some questions we had prepared for him, his daughter immediately jumped to her feet to bring out chairs for each of us. Considering it was a...