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Rebirth and Renewal

It was late May in 2004 when torrential rains hit Mapou, a small village nestled within the La Selle mountain range in southeastern Haiti.

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Changemakers in Haiti — Who is the Hero?

When people think of Haiti, they often think of incredible poverty, disaster, dependence, and despair. But there is another story. It is one of the church stepping into communities as beacons of light and agents of change, offering help and hope to struggling families.

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Diamonds of Haiti: The Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

[The following videos and blog post are detailed updates we’ve received from Joseph Bataille, World Relief’s Country Director in Haiti, about the relief efforts taking place in Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.] Every year, my wife and I choose a new part of Haiti to explore for our anniversary. Our country is a…

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UPDATE: Relief for Haiti

Since Monday, when Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, we’ve been getting reports from our staff and local partners in the country. The situation grows worse by the day. Please consider taking action and donating today. Haitian officials are reporting that at least 400 people have died, and the death toll is likely to continue rising. The…

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Agricultural Development – A Story from Haiti

In 2011, a year after Haiti’s most devastating earthquake, Monique Lewis bought 500 baby chicks and launched her own chicken farm. Since then, this mother of three has transformed her small start-up into a booming poultry operation where she raises, processes and sells thousands of chickens each year.

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The Greatest Recovery Effort Yet

Joseph Bataille serves as World Relief’s Haiti Country Director. Born in Port-au-Prince and raised in the US, he moved back to his native country after college to work with NGOs and churches as they assisted the vulnerable. The following is his personal account of the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti to its core 5 years…

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Empowering Family Farmers in Haiti

Derivaux Lesson is a young entrepreneur from Gressier, Haiti. He has a wife and a seven year-old son. Before the tragic earthquake of January 2010, he used to provide public transportation as a source of income, which allowed him to buy his own car and build houses for his family. But when he lost everything…

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Changing the Reality in Haiti

By Jean-Baptiste Francois, Agriculture Manager, World Relief Haiti When I was a child, I had the opportunity to live in the rural area of Haiti with my uncle for two months every year during school vacations.  For two decades, I saw my uncle always laboring the soil with a rake, pickaxe, hoe, and a cow…

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Desperate People – We Go Fix It?

Tina O’Kelley, World Relief Communications, serving in Haiti Christians help people, right?  It is our privilege to step in when there is a need and respond with compassion and our abundant resources.  Desperate people – we go fix it. Isn’t that what Jesus called us to do? Here is a story that might end differently…

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