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Hope and Change for Haiti celebrates International Women’s Day
by UpriseRI

Hope and Change for Haiti held their second annual International Women Day Celebration at the Rhode Island State House on Friday. The event was emceed by Pearl Farquharson. United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat, Rhode Island) attended, as did Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner.

US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in his remarks At the International Women's Day Celebration

“We still have some fights ahead of us in Washington,” said Senator Whitehouse. “We are still fighting for equal pay for equal work. We are pushing back hard against the efforts to degrade women’s health.”

To read a full report about that event and watch the speeches of all the speakers, click on this article in UpriseRI by Steve Ahlquist: https://upriseri.com/2019-03-12-hope-change-haiti/ 

Hope & Change For Haiti to Host #BalanceForBetterWomenHealth event
by GolocalProv

March 8 is International Women's Day worldwide and many organizations are coming together to celebrate this year's theme: Balance For Better. In Rhode Island, The Hope and Change For Haiti Organization in Partnership with RI NOW, Planned Parenthood, The Woman Project HQ and The Collective invite attendees to an engaging event at the Rhode Island Statehouse to celebrate International Women's Day. Speakers will address women issues and share testimonies under the theme: #BalanceForBetterWomenHealth.

Aniece Germain, Assistant Director at Hope and Change for Haiti joined GoLocal LIVE’s Chelsea Guay to discuss the collaborative effort of the event as well as the impact she hopes it will have on our state. 

The event will take place on Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Rhode Island State House. Speakers at the event include: Teresa Tanzi, State Representative, Nirva Lafortune, Councilwoman, Hilary Levey Friedman, RI-NOW President, Qua Tia, Professional Doulas, and Jordan Henevor of The Women Project... 

https://www.golocalprov.com/live/hope-change-for-haiti-to-host-balanceforbetterwomenhealth-at-ri-state-house

RI-Based Hope & Change for Haiti’s Germain Addresses Trump Remarks, Need for Action

“Dr. Norly Germain with the nonprofit Hope and Change for Haiti spoke to President Donald Trump's recently reported remarks about Haiti and other countries -- and why further action is needed beyond responding to the political discourse, and the focus needs to be on helping Haitians impacted by both natural disaster -- and manmade problems.. ...http://www.golocalprov.com/live/live-ri-based-hope-change-for-haitis-germain-addresses-trump-remarks-need-f

TWP Interviews: Aniece Germain, Assistant Director of Hope and Change for Haiti

“I grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States in 2009. I completed a four years college at the State University of Haiti; majoring in Journalism while working as a reporter and anchor on television. In college, I was elected Vice-Coordinator of a Student’s Association in Haiti. I worked as a Communication Technician at the Ministry of Condition Feminine and Women Rights where I become an advocate for women rights, justice, equal opportunities for men and women, equal education for children, and the participation of women in the political affairs. At that Ministry, we worked in conducting researches, training on violence and discrimination against women and developing strategies to educate them on their rights and also bringing justice to them.... ... https://thewomanproject.org/aniece-germain-hope-change-haiti/

St. David’s volunteers bringing ‘hope and change’ to Haiti

“Our objective is not to provide everything to the population, but to work with them to identify and to implement sustainable solutions. In discussions with them, we learned that housing and water are the first two problems to solve to target other problems such as education and healthcare. ...https://www.episcopalri.org/st-davids-volunteers-bringing-hope-and-change-to-haiti/

‘Hope and Change for Haiti’ seeks to rebuild country mangled by storms

“Reconstruction in Haiti is not possible without the involvement of the local leaders,” said Germain, talking about residents in the communities, not necessarily the leaders in government.... http://turnto10.com/news/local/hope-and-change-for-haiti-seeks-to-rebuild-country-mangled-by-storms

Not just an aspiration: Hope and Change for Haiti  (March 09, 2017)

The decision to form the nonprofit organization Hope and Change for Haiti came after a long and depressing observation on how thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have operated in Haiti with millions of dollars, have failed to bring viable and concrete change to people in need... http://www.rifuture.org/hope-change-for-haiti

Immigrant family finds America's diversity its strength  (February 08, 2017)

The Germain family works hard to help those who still remain in Haiti. Indeed, Dr. Norly Germain (an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University), along with other friends, have started the nonprofit organization, "Hope and Change for Haiti. "Our purpose aims .... Paillant (Miragoane)......http://cranstononline.com/stories/immigrant-family-finds-americas-diversity-its-strength,121768

Man finds missing $1K check in package (January 10, 2017)

Looking at Norly Germain with a big smile, Richard Fondi told him “There are a lot more good people in this world. It's the few that are not good that wind up getting the limelight most of the time. People like you, there are a lot of them. And thank you so much!... http://turnto10.com/news/local/who-says-friday-the-13th-is-unlucky

Une solution à la mortalité maternelle (February 18, 2013)

La solution pour freiner le taux élevé de mortalité maternelle en Haïti - le plus élevé des Amériques - réside dans l'accès aux soins de santé à domicile pour les femmes enceintes. C'est du moins la conclusion à laquelle est parvenue Norly Germain, dans sa thèse de doctorat en Génie industriel présentée récemment à l'Université Paul Verlaine, en France....  http://lenouvelliste.com/lenouvelliste/article/113520/Une-solution-a-la-mortalite-maternelle

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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!