Posts Categorized: Haiti

After a massive earthquake and a tropical storm, Haiti continues to face serious challenges

PDA, World Mission and global partners work together to help the most vulnerable by Kathy Melvin | Presbyterian News Service   LOUISVILLE — Since the 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti Saturday, people have been sleeping outside waiting for possible aftershocks. When tropical storm Grace hit Monday, they had yet another horrible choice to make. “Imagine drenching,… Read more »

Broadcasting Voices

Radio is an important tool for development and advocacy Contributions by Agnes Mirembe (ARUWE), Juslene Tyresias (MPP) and Jaff Bamenjo (RELUFA) February 13 marks World Radio Day – a day to celebrate accessible information, learning, and connection. Radio has always played an important role in the development and advocacy work of the Presbyterian Hunger Program’s… Read more »

Fighting on the side of peasant farmers

FONDAMA is committed to the long road to justice By Fabienne Jean | FONDAMA, Joining Hands Haiti In my country, Haiti, hunger, poverty and deprivation destroy the dignity of more than 70% of the population. People are reduced to spending all their lives in one and only quest – the quest for survival. Coming from… Read more »

Accompanying the people of Haiti toward justice

Listening, respect vital to Joining Hands’ success By Cindy Corell | Mission Co-worker Haiti In 2013, when I began serving in Haiti as a companionship facilitator with our Joining Hands network FONDAMA, I saw so much potential. In the spirit of Joining Hands, our network in Haiti would identify root causes of the country’s massive… Read more »

A Prayer for Haiti

Haitians strive to regain balance 10 years after massive earthquake By Cindy Corell | Mission Coworker Loving God, we pray in this moment for all who suffered through the earthquake that struck Haiti at 4:53 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010. Those seconds that counted less than a minute destroyed lives. More than 200,000 people… Read more »

Haiti’s violent protests rooted in years of injustice

FONDAMA continues fight for a better future By Cindy Corell | Mission Co-worker Haiti One in three people in Haiti have no idea how to find their next meal, a decline from already dire statistics of hunger. That conclusion was reached by researchers for the United Nation’s World Food Programme, studying data in October as… Read more »

FONDAMA celebrates 10 years amid chaos

Joining Hands Haiti continues to fight for peasant farmers as political and economic instability grow By Ernst Abraham | FONDAMA, Joining Hands Haiti The 10-year anniversary of FONDAMA, the Joining Hands network in Haiti, has come at a difficult time for the country.  All citizens are protesting. As the population took to the streets, the… Read more »

Asking for Prayers for Haiti

By Cindy Corell | Mission Coworker Haiti Our neighbors in Haiti, so accustomed to dire poverty, are once again under the fire of deadly crises. Violent protests and rampant criminal activity have locked down most urban centers and villages across the country. Protesting deep corruption and embezzlement of billions of dollars from a fuel program,… Read more »

Haiti Facing Economic Disaster

Haitian farmers organize to defend their rights By Fabienne Jean | FONDAMA, Joining Hands Haiti For more than 20 years, the people of Haiti have faced dire hunger. Population growth, dependence on imports for essential foods, changes in eating habits, and the misallocation of wealth have, among other things, had a considerable impact on Haiti’s… Read more »

Haitian farmers and civil society peacefully demand social reforms

By Cindy Corell | Mission Co-worker Haiti Haiti operates daily in crisis mode. Eighty percent of Haitians survive on less than $2.40 a day. Inflation puts the price of daily necessities further and further out of reach for the average family. The cost of education, too, is rising, so parents will do without to send… Read more »