Articles in Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative

Zafen receiving national media attention

The Huffington Post posts a feature about Zafen in its October 8 edition. Zafèn Haitian Microfinance Effort Engages Haitians to Forge a New Future

One last chance for Matching Funds

ONE LAST CHANCE FOR MATCH -- The loan match program on Zafen was extended for an extra day due a glitch that closed it one day early. That means if you make a loan today, the Vincentians will double it! Hurry before the program closes for real!

Zafèn Haitian Microfinance Effort Nears $150k in First Six Months;

51 Businesses Receive Interest-Free Loans For Expansion. Zafèn, a new online microfinance program targeting small- and medium-sized business in Haiti, has raised $140,000 from lenders and donors around the world in its first six months and funded more than 300...

Zafèn gives expatriate Haitian professionals a chance to give back

Another take on the importance of the Zafèn project of the Vincentian Family. There is no social security in Haiti - the Diaspora is the safety net of so many. Zafèn gives the Haitian expatriate community an opportunity to give back not only in money transfers but...
Empower Hatian women!

Empower Hatian women!

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 […]

Haiti contributions via the Daughters of Charity

I am S. Kathleen Natwin and I am one of the Councilors of the Albany Province of the Daughters of Charity. We have a Province in Haiti (see famvin story) ... we have been asking our Sisters to direct donations to the Province in Haiti. An easier way of doing this is...

Perspectives on immediate and long-term needs in Haiti

Haiti needs immediate (disaster relief), intermediate (reconstruction) and long-term (systemic and disaster prevention) assistance writes Aidan Rooney, CM. The Red Cross, Mercy Corps, Doctors Without Borders, CRS and others excel in their abilities to plan and to...

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