Dec 18, 2020

Jeane's recovery from economic impacts of COVID-19

Dear Friend of HAGN Girls,

It is with great gratitude and pleasure that I am sharing news on our "Give Haitian Girls a Choice to Safety from COVID-19" project.

Jeane[1] is a 21-year-old girl who lives in Miragoâne, in the town of Sodo. At the age of 18, she was unintentionally pregnant after having unprotected sex. Currently, she is a single mother of a 3-year-old.

However, a fire completely destroyed the house in which she lived.This lamentable situation forced Jeane to leave her home with her child and sister. They were hosted by a neighbour. In this distress situation compounded by Covid 19 health crisis, HAGN provided psychosocial and economic support to the girl. Jeane received hygiene products that could help her protect herself against the virus and a one-time cash voucher for economic recovery.

Today, thanks to this support, Jeanne earns her living by making detergent products such as cleaning products, dishwashers, sanitizers that currently meet the needs of the community.

COVID-19 has accentuated the humanitarian crisis in Haiti. The financial support gave our girls the resources to remain safe, protect them against gender-based violence and strengthen them and their families' well-being. Now Jeanne faces the vagaries of life with more serenity and able to develop her safety net.She encourages young girls in her locality to join safe space activities which provide capacity building for adolescent and young girls.

So, I would like to thank you very much to help these girls access recovery economic during this humanitarian crisis.

Other girls like Jeanne rely on your support to help them deal with emergencies. Help us spread the word to help collect the remaining funds. Please consider sharing with your friends, colleagues, and networks.


With my deepest appreciation

Maureen

 

[1]The girl’s name has been changed to protect her privacy

Aug 4, 2020

Girls' health and safety during Covid-19

Awareness for staying safe during COVID-19
Awareness for staying safe during COVID-19

Dear Friend of HAGN Girls,

It is with great joy and excitement that I am sharing news on our "Give Haitian Girls a Choice to Safety from COVID-19" project.

Maelle[1], a 14-year old girl participant of safe space group, was sexually assaulted, victim of attempted rape and shot in the leg during COVID-19 pandemic, on June 22. She’s from Anse à Pitre, a nearby border town. However, thanks to your generous support, her family received financial support for emergency hospital treatment and prescription drug purchases.Now, she's getting better. Four other girls also received financial support to face difficulties in accessing hospital care.

COVID-19 with measures such as confinement and limitation social has accentuated the humanitarian crisis in Haiti and increased the risk of violence against girls. The financial support gave our girls the resources to remain safe, protect them against gender-based violence and strengthen them and their families' well-being.

So, I would like to thank you very much to help these girls access health care during this humanitarian crisis.

Other girls like Maelle rely on your support to help them deal with emergencies. Help us spread the word to help collect the remaining funds. Please consider sharing with your friends, colleagues, and networks.

With my profound gratitude and appreciation

Myriam

 

[1] The child’s name has been changed to protect her identity

 
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