Improving Access to Maternal Health Care in Haiti

Fifteen per cent of pregnant women worldwide face potential life-threatening complications during pregnancy, delivery or afterwards. Despite this, 35 per cent of new mothers in developing countries will give birth either alone or without skilled care during what is one of the most dangerous passages a woman will undergo in her entire lifetime. For a […]

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Alice Barthole: Compassion, courage, love

Alice Barthole, founder of House of Hope orphanage in Gressier, Haiti, passed away on July 10, 2013. This remarkable woman will leave a legacy of compassion, courage and love for the many lives she touched in Haiti and in Canada, too. Alice began House of Hope orphanage for ten children in Carrefour, Haiti in 1990. […]

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Laughter and courage in Haiti

So what is your ‘theory’ of what makes real change happen? At CFTC, our ‘theory’ is that if we take a long-term approach to development, we can create a sustainable change in the lives of children. And our ‘theory’ is that if we really listen to the local communities we are working with, we are […]

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On the road to Goyavier, Haiti

Visiting Haiti’s past, present and future Greetings, all! Our next CFTC blog post from Haiti comes from Heather Johnston, CFTC’s Director of Programs and Genevieve Drouin, Regional Program Manager – Americas. On their journey to Goyavier, they were engaged deep in conversation about Haiti’s past and present with CFTC Country Representative for Haiti, Madsen Gachette.  […]

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Seeing – and hearing! – Haiti’s future in the children at House of Hope

We’re back in Haiti! Genevieve Drouin, Canadian Feed The Children’s Regional Program Manager – Americas,  and Heather Johnston, our Director of Programs, are spending two weeks visiting our partners for monitoring and evaluation purposes.  It’s really exciting because they are also kicking off CFTC’s Theory of Change in Haiti. Their first step is to bring […]

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Good development in a disaster zone

January 10, 2013, Léogâne, Haiti–As we mark the three-year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, we reflect on the progress made on the recovery and reconstruction efforts in the disaster-plagued island – and on one project in which Canadian Feed The Children, supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and our partners played […]

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Isaac’s impact on Haiti

Hurricane Isaac left a path of flooding, displaced citizens, damaged crops and livestock in its wake as it passed through the southeast, west and Artibonite regions of Haiti. Twenty-four people have been confirmed dead. While CFTC’s partners and field office staff are reporting no injuries or damage, the real concern many Haitians are now facing […]

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Hope fulfilled in Haiti

CFTC Donors Rebuild Girls’ Dorm at House of Hope, Haiti In a country where dreams are regularly dashed by disasters both natural and political, and where poverty is as unrelenting as the tropical heat, House of Hope is a beacon.  It provides hope not only to the hundreds of children who have passed through her […]

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Celebrating Children

By Debra Kerby, Executive Director As we head towards the end of the year, to the holiday season and to Universal Children’s Day on November 20th, I am thinking about the children. And even more, I am thinking about some specific children whose fortunes have been changed, whose futures have been made more hopeful – […]

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