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When Development Collides with a Catastrophe

When Development Collides with a Catastrophe

We define development as “what people do for themselves.” In our work in poor communities, we do not do for people. We do with people. Community members lead we follow. They actively participate in their development. They must start with what they have, take ownership of the problems and the solutions in their community if they ever want to indigenously sustain their future development.

Haiti: What is Missing in the Conversation?

Haiti: What is Missing in the Conversation?

Within the past two weeks, I’ve had a couple of interactions surrounding the turmoil in Haiti that are noteworthy. If somehow you haven’t heard, or maybe it just doesn’t come across your news feed, the latest in a seemingly endless series of crises in Haiti was the assassination of their president. A State of Siege was declared by the government, and once again, the situation in Haiti plunges further into uncertainty.

Remembering Your Why

Remembering Your Why

We all know 2020 was difficult in a multitude of ways. 2021 is beginning more hopeful….but it is not necessarily different than how 2020 finished. There are many people in different lines of work that are experiencing either a complete halt in being able to do...
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