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Author Archives: MaryLu Hertz
USCIS announced a new process for Haitians to come to the United States for a period of 2 years to escape the terrible humanitarian situation. Michael and I have already decided to try to be a sponsor to several individuals … Continue reading
Projects of 2022
Even among the worsening political and economic conditions, and they are heartbreaking, Empowering Haitians strives to offer hope. We offer it from afar for yet another year. If we were to travel and work along side our Haitian friends, not … Continue reading
August 2021 – Steps for Safety
We were all vaccinated and ready to visit. Unfortunately the political instability kept us in Virginia. The team did a great job on a set of steps up the mountain. These steps help make the walkways safe and help with … Continue reading
January 2021 – more toilets
Who knew we’d be doing so many sanitation projects? While we couldn’t visit and work along side our friends, we funded another public toilet project in a nearby neighborhood.
End of year 2020 – Thank you
The pandemic changed life significantly for all of us, but it didn’t stop us from continuing our work to help the poor in Haiti. Because of our many years connected with the people in Cap Haitian, we were able to … Continue reading
Merry Christmas 2020!
We were excited to hear that the president of FPC, Antoine Pierre, is a proud father to twin baby girls born 12/16/20. Pierre is working hard to secure health kits to distribute this Christmas in addition to the coordination of … Continue reading
Sanitation Project: Construction of 4 community toilets
This project really was one that answered the cries of the community. With the completion of 4 community toilets, the neighborhood of Bel Aire in Cap Haitian will be cleaner and more sanitary. We wish we could have traveled to … Continue reading
2019 Thank you
2019 – Haiti is still hard. The contrast to life in the US is still dramatic. The city is dirty, the homes inadequate, clean water, and food are hard to achieve for all but the most wealthy families. This year … Continue reading
Still working despite the Pandemic
It’s July, we should be leaving for Haiti this week. But of course, the COVID-19 Pandemic has stopped us. The impact of this pandemic is so far beyond just the medical impact. Many organizations have been unable to continue providing … Continue reading
Still reeling from the loss . . .
We didn’t even get to posting information about our January 1, 2018 trip when we learned that our Haitian leader, Patrick Charles passed away from an illness relating to high blood pressure and kidney failure. This was tremendous emotional blow … Continue reading