Category Archive: Our Story

Dec 01

The Power of Giving

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“No Man Is an Island”: Still True! –  All our lives, we’ve heard about the importance of others:  “No man is an island.”  “Man does not live by bread alone.”  The complexity of our society—from today’s  difficult economic times, to our immense cultural diversity, to high-tech  interconnectedness—makes these proverbs just as, if not more, pertinent …

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Nov 10

Please Give The Gift of Shoes To a Child

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It’s amazing how many pairs of shoes most of us own, knowing that we can only wear ONE pair at a time! Here is your chance to donate a pair of shoes to a child in Haiti! For a large amount of them this will be there ONLY pair of shoes. A pair of shoes …

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Nov 09

Help S.H.E.N.A. HAITI’S Children – Please Donate $2.00

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Nov 06

HIV Knows No Boundaries- Reaction To DJ Cipha’s Comments Regarding Haiti

HIV Knows No Boundaries - The world is a victim.....

“DJ Cipha Sounds”, let me begin with this thought – “The citizens of Haiti are in many respects a fine looking people. There is about them a sort of majesty. They carry themselves proudly erect as if conscious of their freedom and independence. The women are quite superior to the men. They are elastic, vigorous …

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Nov 04

Haiti’s 2011 Election Fradulent or Intentional!!


Tiny Haiti rests in Caribbean waters less than 800 kilometers from North America. But it is light years away from its amenities, opportunities and standard of living it is all due to greedy politicians who refuses to allow the country the opportunity to progress. Definitely, 2010 has been a curse for Haiti’s 206th year of …

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Oct 27

Child Slavery in Haiti – by Rose-Marie Chaperon


In 1804 Haiti declares independence and abolishes slavery. So why is it that still in the 21st century it is still happening to Haiti’s most valuable assets? Its children! To understand the meaning of child slavery in Haiti one must have witnessed it. A “restavec” (or restavek; from the French reste avec, “one who stays …

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Oct 21

Poverty – “The Biggest Test a Man Can Take” – by Rose-Marie Chaperon


For those of us who have never experienced poverty, we often wonder what poverty feels, tastes, and smells like. For many of us, the word “poverty” immediately evokes images of homelessness, a lack of food, no water, and a lack of cleanliness. However, poverty is much, much deeper than this one image. The potential for …

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Oct 06

S.H.E.N.A. HAITI’S STORY by Rose-Marie Chaperon

The actual story behind Safe Haven Education Nutrition Association of Haiti (SHENA-Haiti). Early in 2006, I traveled to Haiti, I  visited my hometown, Les Cayes.  One Friday afternoon, I was hungry and developed a taste for “Haitian Pate”. It is something I grew up eating, suddenly I asked a friend to walked to the restaurant …

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May 14

Haiti is Open for Business


Haiti is open for business,” stressed Martelly during his presidential inauguration. The story of Haiti is- heavy and depressing. Yet I see hope too. To know the causes of Haitian poverty is to clarify the problem. It helps people like us to know where to focus our energies, our work and our wealth in attempting …

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Jan 18

My View – By Dwinell Jean-Louis (DJ)

With the recent earthquake which took place in Haiti a little over 12 months ago, it is easy to forget the rich culture of Haiti as a Caribbean nation. As a native born Haitian-American, I’ve have the opportunity to experience the great folklores of within its music, food and way of life. This sentiment can …

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