Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians

by Economic Stimulus Projects for Work and Action (ESPWA)
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians
Earthquake Solidarity Project 4 Haiti by Haitians

Project Report | Aug 8, 2022
Rebuilding Communities with Communities-Bon Bagay!

By Marie-Rose Romain Murphy | Servant Leader

Dear Friends,

"Bon bagay" means good thing/stuff/actions in Haitian Creole. It's a compliment and a badge of accomplishment.

The situation in Haiti is still not 'good news', but we haven't given up. We don't plan on giving up and despite challenging logistics, we continue to move forward and to work with our communities to support themselves. Should we mention again that we are very grateful for your support? Yes, we should. There are so many good causes in the world and we appreciate your support and your commitment. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Did you know that « espwa » means hope in Haitian Creole? When community leaders had to select a specific name for The Haiti Community Foundation in 2014, they insisted that espwa was part of it, thus Fondation Communautaire Haïtienne-Espwa, also known as the Haiti Community Foundation. Through years of community led planning with ESPWA, Inc being the agency coordinating the Haiti Community Foundation Initiative, “espwa” had been the rallying cry and brought to Haitian communities the hope that they could lead their communities and reach out for their dreams…

This update and photos will (we think) bring some hope and “lespwa” to Haitians and the many people around the world whose hearts belong to our island:-)

In Latibolière, working with the community, we are finishing up the reconstruction of the Latibolière Community Health Center thanks to the support of MedGlobal and Inter-American Foundation .

In Gran Vensan, Community Partner/grantee KPGV coordinated the transfer of goat offsprings from first community members who had benefited from the program to the second group of community program participants. What you have to know is that these farm animals are assets that help farmers to manage their key life events better. “Bèt se kanè bank peyizan” Animals are farmers’ bank account. Our thanks to GlobalGiving and their constant support for Haiti’s communities through thick and thin!

In Pestel, we’re finishing up the installation of a second community cistern that will go a long way in helping community residents to access potable water. They had lost all of their water infrastructure with the 2021 earthquake… We’re also going to work with them on the repair of their grand cistern that serve over 20,000 in Pestel and its surrounding communities. This work wouldn’t have been possible without the commitment of community organizers like Jackson who’d been at it relentlessly for over a decade. It wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Ocean Reef Community Foundation and Yurianna Mikolay who fully embraced our community-led approach.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the support and commitment of our Board of Directors, our hundreds of Community Network Leaders, our amazing staff, our institutional partners such as Fondation Sogebank and (you!!) our many loyal individual donors.

Mèsi anpil, anpil! Thank you so very much everyone!

#work #health #community #share #network #leaders #help #water #planning #infrastructure #nevergiveup

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Economic Stimulus Projects for Work and Action (ESPWA)

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
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Project Leader:
Marie-Rose Romain Murphy
Cambridge , MA United States

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