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Student Spotlight: Meet Joseph Guerchon Jean

Joseph Guerchon Jean (last, first) Grade: 9 His Dream: To become an engineer. In this post, we’d like to put the spotlight on Joseph Guerchon Jean, a student in the 9th grade at the Institution Mixte Martin Luther in Marmalade, north Haiti. In the 2016-2017 school year, Jean ranked best in his class on the Haiti National Exam with a score

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New Business in Haiti: Meet the Ladies of “Autre Nou”

In 2013, we launched a small business in Haiti with four women who were in desperate need of a steady income to provide for their families. For the last five years, we’ve trained and supported the development of “Se Pa Pe’Pe’” and the ladies that comprise it. Today, we are pleased to announce the development of another small business in

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Student Spotlight: Meet Sisters Ormelus Darline and Ormelus Nadeige

Ormelus Darline (left) Grade: 8 Age: 19 Ormelus Nadeige (right) Grade: 7 Age: 16 Darline and Nadeige (in Haiti your signature reads last name, first name) both attend Institution Mixte Martin Luther; the school that we built and continue to support in the mountain town of Marmalade. They have one other sister and five brothers, and all together their ages range from

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Haiti Days 5 & 6: Haitians Helping Haitians

Friends, If you’ve been following along, you’ll have read of our plans to expand our One Hen, “Yon Poul” social entrepreneurship program to an additional 90 students in the Institution Mixte Martin Luther school in Marmalade. In order to accomplish this, however, we first have to equip the Marmalade teachers with the skills needed to lead the program. That said, we dedicated

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Haiti Day 4: Measuring Success of the One Hen Pilot

Friends, Today we bring to you fantastic news of our One Hen pilot program in Institution Nouvelle Etoile de Bethlehem, the school we support in downtown Cap Haïtien. As we mentioned in Tuesday’s blog post, (which you can read up on, here) we had 90 students participate in the first ever One Hen, “Yon Poul,” enrichment program to teach financial literacy, business

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Haiti Day 3: Academic Achievement in Marmalade

The road to Marmalade was as challenging as ever today. The long, winding, potholed path through the mountains experienced severe damage from Hurricane Matthew- the worst we’ve ever seen. This forced us to wait in queue in multiple places, as workers with backhoes loaded tons of dense dirt into trucks to be hauled away. We were excited to reach Marmalade,

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Haiti Day 2: Building a Future with One Hen

Hello Friends, Today’s agenda in Haiti was dedicated to evaluating and planning for the future of our One Hen program. One Hen, Inc. was established in 2009 as an outgrowth of the 2008 children’s book One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference. The story is of a poor boy from Ghana who purchased one hen and, through hard

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Haiti Day 1: The Great Debrief

Jim Willey, Help for Haiti founder and president, and members of our team traveled to Cap Haïtien today, October 17, to assess damage from Hurricane Matthew, to allocate resources to those in immediate need and to engage in our ongoing initiatives to feed, educate and employ communities in the northern parts of the country. We will serve in Cap Haïtien predominantly, as the roads to

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How to Save a Life: Ruminations on the 2016 Annual Mobile Foodpack

“I want to share with you a story, about a boy named Pierre.” This is how each of Feed My Starving Children’s (FMSC) food packing specialists closed each packing session at Saturday’s Mobile Pack event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The FMSC workers held up a photo of a gaunt, spiritless little child. Pierre was a small Haitian boy who, at

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Our Ladies at Se Pa Pe’Pe’

Four young Haitian women needed to do something to feed their families, and the Help for Haiti team had an idea to help. So, we worked with the women to create a shoe and clothing business, and they named it Se Pa Pe’Pe’. In Creole, Se Pa Pe’Pe’ means “It is Not Used- It’s New.” Se Pa Pe’Pe’ is Help

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