WOW! According to Foreign Policy magazine Zafèn and Fonkoze are cited as “two best examples” … “causing a surge in diaspora investment in the Haitian economy.” “The key component is the growth of a highly creative sector of grassroots organizations in Haiti that are committed to helping the poor and eliminating poverty. The two best [...]
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The Daughters of Charity prepare Haitian women for business ventures. There are 120 sewing stations at the Daughters of Charity compound in Citè Soleil, Haiti, buzzing with colorful fabrics. Women who live in this ultra-poor neighborhood pay 75 cents daily for access to supplies and sewing machines so they can clothe their children and make [...]
Haiti Libre writes Haiti – Economy : The diaspora creates jobs in Haiti According to Katleen Félix, President of “Haitian Hometown Associations Resource Group”, “Zafèn is the proof that working together for the common good, allow to live the success.” “We can only note the dynamics of the Haitian diaspora through this initiative. Zafèn is a [...]
From the Zafen Facebook page…”Zafèn is celebrating three years of entrepreneurial success and Global Crowdfunding Day. Since launching, Zafèn has surpassed expectations by raising $1.6 million for 300 entrepreneurs in 33 cities around the country and donating to worthy social projects. These results show the power of Haitian entrepreneurs partnering with Diaspora and friends. Zafèn [...]
Today, the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative launched a campaign to raise funds to support a sewing cooperative in Haiti to employ women who were taught to sew, embroider and create artisanal crafts by the Daughters of Charity. Minimum wage in Haiti is $5/day, but that’s not enough for families to lift themselves from poverty. The [...]
From the folks at ZAFEN, the Vincentian Family Project in Haiti – A FREE Kindle edition of “BECAUSE WE ARE,” a mystery set in Cite Soleil, Haiti, is available on Amazon today! This is the neighborhood where the Daughters of Charity work. http://bit.ly/BWAHaiti / https://vimeo.com/54813529 A NONPROFIT NOVEL TO BENEFIT HAITI, net proceeds from all sales are [...]
We talk about the need to be the “voice of the poor”. Have you ever used the phone? Now you can use it to “report in” as the “voice of the poor” on the Internet. Just call a toll-free number, speak and then hang up. Voila! You have created and posted a podcast. “But wait, there is [...]
What would Vincent or Louise have done if they found children roaming the streets fending for themselves after a killer earthquake? We know the answer, and that’s what Father Fredy Eli, a Haitian Vincentian, did. Special Edition - Newsletter Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative Keep the hope alive at the House of Children and Hope in [...]
The 11/12/12 newsletter of the Sisters of Charity Foundation illustrates practical steps on the stairway to systemic change in Haiti. Fonkoze began with one loan product. Intent on reaching and empowering the poorest of Haiti’s poor, Fonkoze was confident this loan product, which was delivered through community-based centers, was reaching the most underserved and marginalized [...]
During the month of September, Zafèn, a crowd-funding portal for socially responsible Haitian entrepreneurs and other Haiti supporters, fully funded the budget needs of 30 women-run businesses devastated by the 2010 earthquake. United Nations Development Program, the Vincentian Family, friends of Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora all supported the cause. Thanks to this $80,000 capital injection, these female Haitian [...]
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