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
A wooly new chapter for a community in Haiti
CWS has partnered with the community of Cassavon in Haiti for years. It was among the parts of the country that Hurricane Matthew hit hard in 2016, and our team helped the community rebuild their public school. The newest chapter of this partnership involves sheep! With support from Latter-day Saint Charities, our team provided sheep to many of the students …
Pigs mean hope for families in Haiti
“My name is Fedilia Roselène, and I am 56 years old. I have two boys and a girl in my family. To me, the pig breeding program that is taking place in my community is a deliverance. I used to have pigs, but I haven’t had any pigs for a long time. My sweet potato and kitchen waste were left …
Food Shortages and Growing Worries among Haiti’s Older Adults
“When I heard about the coronavirus, I felt extremely worried,” Irancier Morancy says. “I am already not in good health. If this disease gets to me, it will kill me quickly. On top of that, there are no good hospitals in the area to care for us.” Irancier’s situation is heartbreakingly common for older adults in Haiti. CWS and our …