Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Haitian families often face huge systemic challenges, including food crises or political instability. And several disasters have brought devastation and death to their doorsteps in recent years.
We know that these external factors do not define the Haitian people. On the contrary, we have seen their resilience and generosity time and time again. When we support them with resources and information, life changing work can happen.
In the years since the Haiti Earthquake, we have rebuilt hundreds of destroyed homes. And when Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016, we expanded our work to include public schools. All the while, we were helping families become more food secure and find new ways to earn a living.
In the neighboring Dominican Republic, we are also focused on improving food security. People participating in our programs are raising pigs or fish, improving their harvests and expanding the ways they put food on the table.
We can't change what our neighbors have been through. But we can help them be more resilient in the face of whatever comes next.
Rebuilding in the Wake of the Storm
Baseline studies set foundation for measuring success
This story comes from our partners at Growing Hope Globally. It is about a CWS program in Haiti. It is reposted with permission from its original posting here. Most of the stories that we share at Growing Hope Globally highlight the successes and progress made by the communities we support. However, you might be wondering what things are like before …
A dark situation gets darker in Haiti because of COVID-19
To donate to the CWS Coronavirus Response Fund, including this program in Haiti, visit cwsglobal.org/coronavirus. ————- Imagine, for a moment, that you woke up in Haiti’s Northwest Department this morning. Like the rest of the world, you would be living with the threat of COVID-19. But beyond that, a lot of things would be different from other places. You would …
Focusing on fishing families in Haiti
Despite being an island nation, Haiti has a neglected fishing sector. The Ministry of Agriculture reports that more than 52,000 Haitian families rely on fishing to make a living. For the most part, though, these families are going at it alone in the face of mounting odds and stiff competition. The Haitian government doesn’t regulate who can fish where, what …