Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti

by Extollo International
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Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti
Employment Support for Extollo Alumni in Haiti

Project Report | Jun 4, 2024
From Hope to Hardship: Extollo's Journey Through Haiti's Crisis

By Christie Gloster-Bierman | Trade School Director

March began like any other month at Extollo. We were excitedly looking forward to the second week of metal fabrication class and making plans for upcoming trainings. Then, everything came to a grinding halt on March 4th when Haiti’s Prime Minister was exiled, leaving the country without leadership. Gangs filled the power void with a spate of violence, and a state of emergency was called. Urgently, our focus shifted from programs to the well-being of our Haiti staff.

The past 89 days have been very challenging. The gangs have taken control of the majority of the capital city, Port-au-Prince, where they terrorize innocent citizens. Our staff lives under the constant weight and fear of violence and gang intrusions into their neighborhoods. The pressure never lifts. They are trapped in their homes, unable to go to work or school, leaving only to buy basic necessities. It is an oppressive and anxious life. Sadly, many Haitians have no income and struggle to eat, but thanks to your support, we are able to ensure that our staff receives financial support and can care for their families.

As we wait for a new government and peacekeeping force to take hold, we are focused on moving forward Extollo’s mission in ways that we can. We are developing new classes for the trade school that will open up new training opportunities for our students.

Thank you for teaming with us to continue serving the people of Haiti who so desperately deserve a better life – you are making a difference!

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Extollo International

Location: Pleasanton, CA - USA
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Twitter: @Extollo_Int
Project Leader:
Keith Cobell
Pleasanton , CA United States

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