a baby who didn’t belong

December 24, 2013

I knew I belonged in Haiti before I met the woman who I’d come to belong to. Teddi Ann and I met in graduate school where I’d gone after my first two years in Haiti. We were still just friendsRead More »

Choodly’s Greatest Christmas Gift

December 19, 2013

Children all around the world embody joy, curiosity and love. Children in Haiti are no different. They laugh and play, ask endless questions, and eagerly anticipate the next school vacation. The beaming smile above belongs to 13-year-old Choodly, who livesRead More »

VIDEO: Naughty or Nice?

December 17, 2013

There's nothing more joyful than a family that's been reunited. You can see what I mean in this short 2-minute video of a beautiful Haitian family that I visited last month. In it 13 year old Choodly--who spent years livingRead More »

A Serious Declaration

December 10, 2013

Today may be Human Rights Day, but in Haiti, dozens of Child Protection Committees (CPCs) are working hard to defend the rights of children each and every day. These Committees are made up of emerging local leaders who we helpRead More »

Holiday Fair Trade Shopping Event

December 6, 2013

Join us this Monday, Dec. 9th from 6pm-8pm, at Ten Thousand Villages in Alexandria, VA to get a jump start on your holiday shopping! Ten Thousand Villages sells ONLY 100% Fair Trade products created by artisans from all over the world,Read More »