• COVID-19: Let’s Stand with Haiti

    March 27, 2020

    As Haiti confirmed its first COVID-19 cases last week, we are very concerned about how this pandemic will affect the most vulnerable people in Haiti and in the community we support. Following the Haitian government’s decision to declare a national health emergency, we suspended our regular activities in Baille Tourible until further notice, with the exception

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  • Preventive measures to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

    March 17, 2020

    KANPE is very concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic and is closely monitoring the situation in Haiti. No cases of coronavirus have yet been identified in the country. In the community we support, Baille Tourible, preventive measures have been taken in collaboration with our local partner Zanmi Lasante (Partners in Health), an organization working to make

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  • International Women’s Day

    March 8, 2020

    This Sunday is International Women’s Day. Do you know what “Potomitan” means? In Haitian Creole, this word designates the central pillar. In Haitian homes, the potomitan often refers to the woman who supports the whole family. Juslène Fleurimond is one of those Potomitan women. At Baille Tourible, she practices small trade and raises animals to

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  • Krewe du Kanaval celebrates Haiti

    February 16, 2020

    New Orleans hosted the third edition of Krewe du Kanaval this weekend. For two days, the festivities paid tribute to the Haitian roots of this city located in the south of the United States. The Kanaval Ball took place at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. The public was able to attend the

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  • It’s International Development Week!

    February 6, 2020

    In the Central Plateau in Haiti, KANPE, an organization of the Haitian diaspora, has been engaged for almost 10 years with the most vulnerable communities by offering them support towards autonomy. Through education, agriculture,  health, leadership, entrepreneurship, and infrastructures strengthening, and in collaboration with our Haitian partners, we work hand in hand to achieve the

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  • 10-year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti – Testimonies from KANPE’s co-founders

    January 10, 2020

    KANPE was in its early days when the earthquake of January 12, 2010 struck Haiti. The two co-founders of KANPE, Dominique Anglade and Régine Chassagne recall this milestone event for its great impact on their personal lives and its meaning for their future involvement in their country of origin. Content Warning null

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  • The KANPE Foundation’s Manifesto – On the Eve of the 10th Anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti

    January 10, 2020

    PDF version Every January 12th, for the past 9 years, critiques of the mismanagement of funds allocated to earthquake relief reappear in the news cycle. The Haitian government, NGOs and international actors have been singled out for their inability to efficiently collaborate in crisis management, relocation of displaced citizens or reconstruction of devastated areas. As

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  • Jwaye Nwèl ! Bòn Fèt !

    December 20, 2019

    Happy New Year’s to all! In 2019, your support has enabled the realization of wonderful projects for the community of Baille Tourible: Agriculture and Entrepreneurship – Acquisition of land to set up an experimental farm, participation in the global movement Fridays for future launched by Greta Thunberg with a climate march retweeted by the activist,

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  • Giving Tuesday to launch an experimental farm in Baille Tourible!

    December 3, 2019

    Help us raise CAN$4,994 for the purchase of 73 agricultural tools, 16 varieties of fruit and forest seeds, and potting soil for the community of Baille Tourible in Haiti! We need: hammers, wheelbarrows, shovels, pitchforks, hoes, rakes, driers, planters; also seeds for lemon, mahogany, orange, oak, apricot, coconut, and avocado trees; earth, sand and manure.

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  • Students in Baille Tourible are back to school

    October 29, 2019

    Young Nadjeska Ulysses, 6 years old, goes to school this year for the very first time. Despite the crisis in Haiti and the teachers’ strike affecting nearly 90% of schools, students have returned to school in Baille Tourible thanks to the efforts of our partner Summits Education.   Nadjeska is proud to wear her blue

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