Category: Health for Haiti

Small Victories

Haiti has been in the world news since the assassination of President Moise last week. For a country already facing so much poverty and insecurity, the instability of the government and exacerbation of anarchy and violence are making an already desperate situation even worse. And although the assassination has only recently moved Haiti into the…

Scholarship Recipient Teaches the Next Generation

Greetings from Health for Haiti! In 2016 Health for Haiti started a scholarship program to assist students who were having trouble obtaining an education. Over the past few years, the program has helped many students stay in school and continue on with their education. One of our first scholarship receipients was a young man named…

Hopeful Harvest

As people at home and across the world continue to deal with our new COVID reality, it is easy to lose sight of how the current challenges only added to an already dire situation in places like rural Haiti. Even prepandemic, data from organizations like the Global Hunger Index (GHI) identified Haiti as one of…

School is in Session!

Greetings from Health for Haiti! School is once again in session at SUNY Broome and in Grande Saline. We are happy to see students and staff get back to work in Binghamton and in Haiti. We are also glad that everyone is taking steps to protect their health so we can all stay safe while…

Future Fruits

Greetings from Health for Haiti. Over the past months we have received many questions about how our friends in Haiti are doing and how they are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here in the United States we are all too familiar with news about rising infections (some of the highest rates in the world), widespread…

The Courage to Continue

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” ― Winston S. Churchill Anyone who follows the news in Haiti is all too familiar with ominous reports of corruption, civil unrest, protests, roadblocks, kidnapping, disruption of schools and businesses, open combat between police, soldiers and gang members, gas shortages,…

Kalensky’s Story

Greetings from Health for Haiti.  It was heartbreaking to miss our annual trip to Haiti this month, but we have been encouraged by the continued progress we are seeing in Grande Saline.  Our students and staff certainly lost a valuable opportunity to travel and serve in Haiti, but we are glad to see that in…

Something to Celebrate

Yesterday, November 18, was a day of holiday, celebration, and tremendous national pride in Haiti. The school in Grande Saline marked the occasion with a community-wide parade and party that included reenactments, music, and dancing.  At a time when most of the news from Haiti centers around unrest, turmoil, and suffering, yesterday’s news from the…

Pancakes for Progress: Please Join Us!

Dear Health for Haiti Friends, Although we are not able travel to Haiti this January, our students and staff are working to ensure that projects bringing positive change to the community in Grande Saline can continue to move forward.  We really need your support.  Please consider joining our efforts by attending the Health for Haiti…