Posts Tagged "Jim’s Blog"

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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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  • The 3rd Annual Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids

    Will You Take the Challenge to Ride for Hunger?

    January 27th, 2016, Jim, no comments

    As winter completely overtakes New England, we can’t help but look ahead to March and the Pan-Florida Challenge. We are thrilled to exchange the icy cold for two full days of cycling in sunny Florida, as we continue our efforts to raise money to provide meals for hungry children in Haiti. As the excitement around […]

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    The People of Haiti are Speaking Up; Are You Listening?

    January 13th, 2016, Jim, 1 comment

    So often, we (that is, American citizens) get caught up in the messages of mainstream media that position Haiti as a helpless, hopeless country desolated by natural disasters and extreme poverty. It is portrayed as a country completely dependent on benevolent, foreign organizations, whose future is solely determined by the amount of externally sourced relief it […]

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    Our First Five Years: Celebrating What God Has Done

    December 17th, 2015, Jim, no comments

    Feed. Educate. Employ. It has been five whole years, and these three words have stood the test of time through every moment of Help for Haiti’s journey. These words hold within them hundreds of stories of trials and triumphs, representing all that we have accomplished and all that we hope to achieve in the coming […]

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    Hope Seeds Brings Prospects of Self-Sustaining School System

    November 17th, 2015, Jim, no comments

    Hello Friends,  We are thankful that we are able to bring you such good news from Jim’s last trip to Haiti. As you know, our Academic Achievement Awards ceremony and celebration was a great success, and we are continuing to strengthen the bond between the Marmelade church-school and its surrounding community, supporting our goal of […]

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