Haiti Operations

Squatters’ Market

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Today, we are visiting an open-air market a short distance away from the largest market in Pétion-ville. My senses are overwhelmed with traffic noise, exhaust fumes and the smell of meat slowly rotting in the hot sun. We follow a rabbit warren of trails between the stalls, barely wide enough for one person to pass. Trickles of sewage water complete the aromatic brew, reminding everyone to step carefully. It’s hard for me to imagine working here every day with no hope of a better alternative.

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Ludnie France Janvier

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. Ludnie France Janvier was living in Les Cayes, a... 

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Celebrating 2018 Nurses Week: Claire Liszkay

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Heart to Heart International could not function without dedicated volunteers in all aspects of our organization. In honor of National Nurses Week, we are highlighting a few of our amazing nurses who have volunteered or worked with HHI, bringing help and hope to those in need. “Nursing plays an essential role in disaster response,” Claire... 

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Women of Haiti

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Haiti is the third poorest country in the world. Over 80 percent of women who work in Haiti work in informal jobs, with the average annual income of Haitian women almost half that of men ($1,250 US for women versus $2,247 US for men). Women who work as market vendors typically buy goods from other sources and resell them in the markets, paying anywhere from ($6.25-$43.75 US) per week for a stall in an official market. They spend long hours in the sun selling everything from fruits, vegetables and prepared foods, to clothing, shoes and household goods.

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