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    Press Release: Hurricane Relief Efforts in Haiti Get Personal

    November 16th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    Rye Beach, NH, November 16, 2016 – Help for Haiti, a New Hampshire-based nonprofit, announces that it will allocate all October donations, totaling $13,000, to Hurricane Matthew relief in south Haiti. The nonprofit will donate $5,000 for the complete rebuild of a home for Help for Haiti colleague and hurricane survivor, Alex Synal. An additional […]

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    Academic Achievement in Cap Haitien

    November 10th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    In 2013, we launched a scholarship initiative, the annual “Academic Achievement Awards” in the Institution Mixte Martin Luther de platon school in rural Marmalade. Oftentimes, the economic pressure in Haiti forces families to retract their children from school, disrupting the continuity of their children’s education and severely impacting the children’s potential for the future. Thus, […]

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    Haiti Days 5 & 6: Haitians Helping Haitians

    October 24th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    Friends, If you’ve been following along, you’ll have read of our plans to expand our One Hen, “Yon Poul” social entrepreneurship program to an additional 90 students in the Institution Mixte Martin Luther school in Marmalade. In order to accomplish this, however, we first have to equip the Marmalade teachers with the skills needed to […]

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    Haiti Day 4: Measuring Success of the One Hen Pilot

    October 20th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    Friends, Today we bring to you fantastic news of our One Hen pilot program in Institution Nouvelle Etoile de Bethlehem, the school we support in downtown Cap Haïtien. As we mentioned in Tuesday’s blog post, (which you can read up on, here) we had 90 students participate in the first ever One Hen, “Yon Poul,” enrichment program […]

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    Haiti Day 3: Academic Achievement in Marmalade

    October 19th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    The road to Marmalade was as challenging as ever today. The long, winding, potholed path through the mountains experienced severe damage from Hurricane Matthew- the worst we’ve ever seen. This forced us to wait in queue in multiple places, as workers with backhoes loaded tons of dense dirt into trucks to be hauled away. We […]

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    Haiti Day 2: Building a Future with One Hen

    October 18th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    Hello Friends, Today’s agenda in Haiti was dedicated to evaluating and planning for the future of our One Hen program. One Hen, Inc. was established in 2009 as an outgrowth of the 2008 children’s book One Hen: How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference. The story is of a poor boy from Ghana who purchased […]

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    Haiti Day 1: The Great Debrief

    October 17th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    Jim Willey, Help for Haiti founder and president, and members of our team traveled to Cap Haïtien today, October 17, to assess damage from Hurricane Matthew, to allocate resources to those in immediate need and to engage in our ongoing initiatives to feed, educate and employ communities in the northern parts of the country. We will serve in Cap Haïtien […]

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    How to Save a Life: Ruminations on the 2016 Annual Mobile Foodpack

    May 26th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    “I want to share with you a story, about a boy named Pierre.” This is how each of Feed My Starving Children’s (FMSC) food packing specialists closed each packing session at Saturday’s Mobile Pack event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The FMSC workers held up a photo of a gaunt, spiritless little child. Pierre was a […]

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    Our Ladies at Se Pa Pe’Pe’

    March 23rd, 2016, Jim, no comments

    Four young Haitian women needed to do something to feed their families, and the Help for Haiti team had an idea to help. So, we worked with the women to create a shoe and clothing business, and they named it Se Pa Pe’Pe’. In Creole, Se Pa Pe’Pe’ means “It is Not Used- It’s New.” […]

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    Student Spotlight: Meet Vil Mariette

    March 9th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    Hello Friends, Way back in October of 2015 (yes, we know it seems ages ago), Jim traveled down to Haiti to present the 2015 Academic Achievement awards to the top scorers of the National Exam in the Marmalade School. These awards are part of our ongoing initiative in Marmalade to feed and educate the schoolchildren […]

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