The University of Fondwa was very lucky to escape most of the destruction of Hurricane Irma. There was not any damage registered in Fondwa during this period. However, Fondwa has experienced heavy rains and landslides. The North side (Cap-Haitian) was hit the hardest. Luckily, the farmers seem to have been able to recover their crops.
Did you know in the past year Americans have donated $358 billion* to charitable causes? We’re lucky to live in a time when both individuals and corporations can be so generous with their hard-earned money to help make a positive impact in the world. But what many people don’t realize is that sometimes the funds
“These are the leaders of tomorrow who will create a new Haiti.” Have you heard about exciting recent developments in Haiti? Education and economic development are making a distinct difference on the ground in the Republic of Haiti. Thanks to an amazing collaboration of organizations, both within Haiti and worldwide, as well as support from
…… we handed them their winners’ trophy, crowned the “Freshmen King & Queen” and took in some weighty presentations from students topped off by performances from local cultural groups.
Only because of the most GENEROUS support coming from each and every one of our donors was any of this possible!
Bellabe is an advocate of UNIF’s grassroots philosophy, “A great country is built from the bottom up. Helping each rural community to have a team of professionals working along with them is powerful to me”.
Bellabe’s goal is for the World to know about UNIF and, in turn, to bring the World to the students and faculty …..
In October, six years after the 2010 earthquake claimed the life of one Sister and a child from the orphanage, Sister Claudette, like many others in Fondwa had to call forth her resilience once again. The Sisters’ modest home, built after the 2010 earthquake, was destroyed as well as their small chapel and gardens.
“Father Joseph says by the nature of his work that everybody matters when it comes to receiving an education or access to healthcare and social programs—regardless of religion, occupation or economic class,” Buddy explains. “And when we do the right thing for the right reason, without expecting anything in return, the whole world becomes a better place.”
When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on October 4th, the fall crops in Fondwa were nearly ready to harvest. In just a few hours, the high winds and torrential rains felled trees, killed livestock and washed away most of the fields in Fondwa and the surrounding communities. Included in those who lost their fields were 80 farmers who had planted heirloom seeds.