Intern Blog: Confronting Mental Health Stigma – From the US to Haiti

This is the first in a series of blog posts written by Hope for Haiti intern Maya Hardimon about her experiences with the organization. When I came on board as a Public Health Communications Intern at Hope for Haiti this summer, I knew one of my top priorities would be working to mitigate the mental […]

Impact in Action: Our Response to COVID-19

Last updated: 12/16/20 Our team took great care in using lessons learned from our response during the 2010 Earthquake, Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic, and Hurricane Matthew to plan our response to the economic, social, and health impacts of COVID-19. As always, we are fundamentally committed to adhering to the highest standards of transparency, accountability, and good […]

Staff Blog: The Importance of Haitian-American Philanthropy

In celebration of Haitian Flag Day and Haitian Heritage Month, we are highlighting the voices of our Haitian and Haitian-American staff members on our blog. In this post, Sabrina Jérôme, our Director of Strategic Partnerships – Southeast U.S., shares the importance of Haitian-American philanthropy .  Whether you migrated from the Perles des Antilles at a […]

Responding to COVID-19: Our Action Plan

Dear Hope for Haiti Family,  We are thinking of you and your families, and I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy during these challenging times. Today is World Health Day, and I would like to take this opportunity to share what the Hope for Haiti team is doing in the global fight […]

Insights From Working In Haiti

By Meg Orazio, Hope for Haiti’s Chief Impact Officer I’ve had the incredible privilege of working with Hope for Haiti since 2014 and have learned some subtle (and not so subtle) nuances of sustainable impact, project design, and organizational management. In terms of IMPACT, I think there is sometimes a misconception among donors that the […]

Hope for Haiti is Now Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations: Here’s Why.

Hope for Haiti is now accepting cryptocurrency as a form of donation. Over the course of the last year, we have been inspired by what we’ve learned from crypto and blockchain advocates at the Haiti Tech Summit and the Haiti Funders Conference, and we’ve decided to take action. Here’s why:   First, we’ve seen a large amount of cryptocurrency donations flow […]

A Reflection on Hope for Haiti

“I can choose not to fight but instead to listen and find common ground.” I Am Human, Susan Verde When Hope for Haiti Country Director Willys Geffrard and his wife Suzette visited the Yoga Home community this past weekend, these were the words from a children’s yoga book that he chose to read aloud in […]

Hope for Haiti’s Response to the Emerging Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti

Dear Hope for Haiti Family, The inequality and anti-corruption riots of 2019 have taken an alarmingly dangerous toll on the people of Haiti. Nearly two months of mass demonstrations and violent unrest have resulted in an emerging humanitarian crisis that has left the citizens of an already fragile country with acute shortages of food, water, […]

A Conversation with Edwidge Danticat on Haiti and Back-to-School Traditions

The school year in Haiti is off to a difficult start as protests around the country caused delays and unrest, pushing back the school start date from September 9th. As the situation calms down, Haitian students, parents, and teachers are eager for school to start next week. In honor of the challenges and opportunities of […]

5 Things We Do to Build a Positive Work Culture in Haiti

Written by Jessica Ciccarello, Hope for Haiti’s Director of Employee Experience and Administration Offering a positive work culture is just as important as offering other benefits such as health insurance, time off and PTO.  While benefits provide an added bonus for employees, a positive work culture helps employees to feel not only satisfied in their […]