A Year in Review: C2C Continues Forward, Focused & Determined

"Bondye kapab. Li plis ke kapab. Nou se sèvitè Bondye, Nou se Ajan devlopman communitaire. Nou sou jenou nou epi lapriyè chak jou. Nou dwe rete aktif."
Eugène Lapeine
Koòdonatè Jeneral APHD (C2C Peasant Assoc. Partner)
“God is able. He is more than able. We are servants of God, Agents of development. We are on our knees and pray every day. We must stay active.”
Eugène Lapeine
General Coordinator of APHD (C2C Peasant Assoc. Partner)

May

The Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance (GOA) Program For The Haitian Women’s Collective Is Fully Funded!

Along with a fellow member of The Haitian Women’s Collective (HWC), The Organization for Dondon Integral Development (ODID), C2C is receiving $20,000 in funding for our Education Initiative. Over the next two years, these funds will support 10 girls in our Mountainside Partner Community to finish secondary school and provide them with the quality education they need to further their education. The funds will go towards the following:

  • School Fees 
  • Uniforms
  • Tablets  
  • Supplies and Materials
Young students filling out the Obama Foundation's Girl's Opportunity Alliance applications in Haiti | C2C

We are also excited to announce that a portion of the funding will, for the first time, help our Mountainside Partner Community establish 7th grade at the Saul Louis Community School! The addition of this grade is vital for the school. 

Currently, once students complete 6th grade, they either end their education or move to the city in search of further education and/or seek employment opportunities. Both solutions not only take these young girls and boys away from their families, but more often than not, they find themselves in vulnerable and dangerous circumstances that lead to pregnancy, gang involvement, or worse. 

The GOA funding will benefit the current group of girls participating in the program and create a lasting impact on future generations. Look out for pictures and updates on the girls’ progress! 

Visit The Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance (GOA) Program to learn more about the program.

June

We’re Coming Out!
The Haitian Women’s Collective Friendraiser

The Haitian Women’s Collective (HWC) is made up of six organizations, including C2C:
Visit their websites to learn more about the important work they are engaged in to ensure the communities they work with in Haïti continue to heal, grow and thrive. Big shout out and thank you to the C2C Neighbors who came out to support C2C during the friendraiser! Your support means everything to us!

Partner Communities Equipped 

Supplies Arrive in Petit Goave | C2C
Supplies Arrive in Petit Goave

With the help of C2C friend and partner HAC-Haiti, we shipped 35 boxes of PPE and other supplies to Haïti in January. They arrived in Petit Goâve in June. You may be asking yourself why it took so long to get there. Excellent question. It is always challenging to send items to Haïti, mainly due to potential delays in customs. In this particular scenario, we were dealing with customs and the unstable political environment, which made the path of delivering the items from Port au Prince to Petit Goâve a strenuous, expensive, and dangerous one. We were very happy to receive the news from the Peasant Association leaders that the supplies finally arrived intact, and most importantly, those who took the trip to retrieve them made it to Port au Prince and back safely.

C2C Executive Team Retreat

It has been four years since the C2C team traveled to Haïti to work alongside our Partner Communities. Despite the endless challenges, Paylok (country lockdown), the pandemic, the earthquake, the president’s assassination, kidnappings, and protests, our work and meetings were all on zoom!

The C2C Executive Team met in person for the first time since Covid to plan, repurpose and cast vision with each other, our supporters, and with our Partner Communities to ensure that the work continues to produce results. So good being together!

AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER

Continuous Care Initiative In Action

Family visiting clinic

Through the Continuous Care Initiative (CCI), our Mountainside Partner Community designed its own approaches to ensure free and consistent distribution of vitamins for infants, children, and pregnant women almost every month this year. These vitamins are provided by Vitamin Angels via our membership in The Haitian Women’s Collective. 

This partnership allows us to use evidence-based nutrition interventions integrated with the other services provided by the CCI. After the initial distribution earlier in the year, C2C funded the $5K budget submitted by the Peasant Association to continue providing health services to 600+ people in multiple mountainside communities.

December

Calling All Interns!

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Did you catch our first “Meet the Team” IG Live with C2C intern Genesis Whitlock?

Watch the replay on our IG at https://www.instagram.com/tv/Clopt0tJ_xl/?igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=! Community2Community (C2C) is looking for interns and fellows for 2023. For more info: email info@community2community.info or call 646.598.7792

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