Hurricane Irma spares Haiti, but island nation still impacted

Friday, October 6, 2017

What happens when a country is hit by one vicious disaster after the other? Hurricane Irma—the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean—didn’t end up hitting…

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Supporting hope in Cuba

Friday, September 29, 2017

Bonnie Klassen remembers the haunting, howling wind. “It was a deep, threatening growl. I had knots in my stomach,” she says. “That wind was purely destructive.” Klassen, MCC’s…

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Reasons to hope this Easter

Saturday, April 15, 2017

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”—Luke 24:5 He is risen, indeed! Resurrection is the ultimate sign of…

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Lifesaving latrines and local partners

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Port-au-Prince, Haiti Hurricane Matthew hit the rural community of Wopisa-Gabriyèl, Haiti, hard in early October 2016, leading MCC to respond to sanitation needs identified by community leaders. “There…

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Devastation in Haiti: ‘Yesterday, we lost everything’

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti When rushing water of the River Gris, overflowing with rain from Hurricane Matthew, washed away Sarditren Dete’s and Antovan Enit’s houses and possessions, it destroyed their…

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Haitian farmers to benefit from climate change fund

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yvette Nicholas of Haiti hasn’t been farming long, but she knows that things are different today than when her parents were young. “The older people taught me that…

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Five years after the Haiti earthquake

Monday, January 12, 2015

In Cabaret, Haiti, 39 kilometers outside the capital city of Port-au-Prince, breezes flutter the sheer fabric hanging in the doorway of Gladys Joseph’s new home. There’s room in the yard for her children to play. And, for the first time since she was sent to Haiti’s capital city as a child, she has a garden – corn, beans, manioc and okra.

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Clean water strengthens Haiti town

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Three springs in the mountains around Desarmes, Haiti, supply abundant water for the 2,002 families who live in or near the small town. But until recently that didn’t mean everyone had easy or equitable access to that water.

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MCC works to eliminate temporary housing in Haiti after 2010 earthquake

Friday, February 1, 2013

Haiti Almost three years after a massive earthquake devastated Haiti, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) continues to address long-term needs for housing and sustainable livelihoods. Housing was in short…

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Housing repairs and latrine projects in Haiti help build dignified lives

Sunday, January 1, 2012

In a matter of seconds, the January 2010 earthquake turned Elumene Charles’ modest, concrete home to rubble. She lost everything.

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MCC partner offers education, business opportunities to revitalize Haiti

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Before the magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti almost two years ago, Ronald Sadou Zami struggled to find work. Like many Haitians, he had discovered multiple ways to earn minimal income – he wrote poems for schools, was a sewing machine mechanic and sometimes did masonry work.

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Haitians find trauma healing integral to post-earthquake restoration

Sunday, January 1, 2012

With dignified humility, Edouarnus Estivil calls himself a direct victim of the January 2010 earthquake: it destroyed his Port-au-Prince home, paralyzed his sister, and killed his mother, the head of his household.

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MCC and MEDA collaborate for Haiti’s homeless

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Haitians left homeless by January’s earthquake are getting construction help from a collaborative venture of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).

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Disaster brings couple together

Monday, March 1, 2010

Arisnel Mesidor was reunited with his wife earlier than expected.

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“Home” mission at Ross Road

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sometimes, an entire church seems to operate with a heart for one or two specific ministries. Ross Road MB Church in Abbotsford, B.C., with its long-running ministry to…

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