Meeting with Congressman Jim Langevin to discuss Humanitarian and political crisis in Haiti

We were joined by other Haitian community leaders in RI to meet with Congressman Jim Langevin on November 7th, 2019 to discuss about ways Congress can contribute in bringing peace and stability to Haiti as the county has been experiencing a chaotic humanitarian and political crisis for the past 8 months. We are so blessed to have such a wonderful Congressman representing the state of RI in Washington.

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Who we are

Hope and Change for Haiti-HnC is a 501(c) 3 organization based in Rhode Island. We advocate for women and immigrant rights and promote cultural awareness. In Haiti we invest in community development with a focus on water, housing, education, and microfinance in the rural of the country.

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Mission

We work to improve the quality of life in the community and contribute to the effort of rebuilding and alleviating poverty in Haiti. We seek to create infrastructure to meet people basic needs.

Vision

Bring positive social and economic change through sustainable projects and advocacy.

Philosophy & Core Values

We believe & apply the principles of honesty, integrity, and transparency.

 

We commit to a community-centered, volunteer based model of development. In other word, the people do the work. We believe in building relationship and in empowering local people to become leaders.

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Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti

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About Paillant

Located in the Nippes department of Haiti, the municipality of Paillant has about 20,000 inhabitants who live on a surface area of 28.34 square miles (73.4 square kilometer) and a perimeter of 34.49 mi. The distance between Port-au-prince (the capitol of the country) and Paillant is approximately 71 miles (114.4 kilometers), and the weather averages 80° Fahrenheit (26.67° Celsius). Paillant’s geographical coordinates are 18° 25’ 0” North, 73° 9’ 0” West. Paillant contains many villages such as Jeannette, Desmarais, Bequin, George, Lebrun, Mussotte, Salagnac, Bezin, Corail, Viau, Carrefour Dent, Desmarhots,… It is a municipality that suffers of many social, economic, sanitary and educational issues. Indeed, that population is not exempt of problem related to the entire country which is poverty that includes lack of education, healthcare, road infrastructure, and jobs; inaccessibility to water, and electricity; anarchical construction; rudimentary technics for farming; absence of law enforcement, and bank. The economy relies exclusively on agriculture, livestock, and small commerce. Average family size is 7 members. Beside of all its problem of poverty, Paillant is such a beautiful place with a great potentiality of development, and a wonderful climate. The level of hospitality of its citizens are outstanding. If you want to discover what Paillant has to offer and you want to help us to develop sustainable projects there, please reach out to us by email or telephone or leave us a message on this website. Thank you!