By Geraud Charles, Goodwill Ambassador of the Pignon Community What I have dreamed and continue to dream of today is the sustainable development of our communities. Here’s what I noticed in my experience as a former deputy: the community organically assigns the deputy the role of development agent. In my electoral campaign in 1995 for the Majistrate of Piyon and in my 2000 campaign for the Piyon for the role of Deputy of Piyon, Rankit and Laviktwa I have always been thinking of the best means and strategies to serve the people......
By Rebecca Pascal Herolandrie, CHES Trainer I was born in a communal section called Lagoon in the Department of Artibonite. I am 22 years old. I’m studying the Economic and Social Administration at the Gonaive School of Economic Rights and Economic Sciences. I am a Young Deputy Member of the Tènèv commune. I am a founding member and spokesperson of a group of women in the Gonaive Law School called EDSEG-FEMMES. I am also a leader representing CHES in the department of Artibonite. I will tell you about how I met CHES. I met with CHES......
By Vanessa Etienne, CHES Haiti Operations Director All my life, I have always been drawn to serving others. That’s why in all the positions that I worked, I have always looked for how I could help others grow in my role. I was born and raised in Haiti and have traveled to many provinces in the country. I realized that we have so many ways of developing the island. I have always believed that developing the country should be a work done from within and that the economic growth of my country......
Authored by Rebecca Roseme Working in Haiti requires patience, perseverance and PARTNERSHIP. This summer CHES was fortunate to have worked in partnership with Partners for Change (PfC). I first met Myriam Jeannis, the founder and executive director of PfC many years ago as I was sitting at a community event selling products to promote and to fundraise for CHES. We quickly developed a rapport and kept in touch for several years. During that time, we looked for ways to work together. We finally found the right thing: business training in Gonaives, Haiti for......
By Rebecca Obounou Myriam and I had the opportunity to attend the Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA) Expo recently in Washington, D.C at the World Bank. It was a two-day conference focused on investment opportunities in Haiti and the other Caribbean countries. The conference provided plenty of opportunity for networking with key people at the center of all levels of investment in Haiti and other Caribbean nations. Among those in attendance were members of the World Bank, US and Haitian governments such as the USAID and Haiti’s Ministry of Finance, private sector funders such as Manchester Trade......