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Our Handbag Fashion Show at LaGuardia Community College was a huge success!! Big thank you to everyone at Laguardia and all who came out in support. If you couldn't make it, you can learn more on our handbag project page.

HaitiCorps Co-Founder, Brent Gibson was back in Haiti in January, 2012 and in April, 2012. Designer, Ann Heckathorn was also in Haiti in April working on the Handbag Project. See Pics

HaitiCorps Co-Founder, Brent Gibson, and Designer, Ann Heckathron, were in Haiti November, 2011 to launch the Handbag Project. See Pics

Lisez Rasanble! Le Bulletin de HaitiCorps International

Read Rasanble! The HaitiCorps International Newsletter

Past Events

Click here to view the presentation from our October 19, 2011 fundraiser at Pangea Restaurant, NYC.

Welcome to HaitiCorps International

Welcome and thank you for visiting our site. We mourn the loss of our Haitian brothers and sisters who died from the earthquake of January 12, 2010. We also mourn those who came before: the Taíno who were native to the island and who gave it the name Haiti (Arawak for Mountainous Land) and were decimated by Spanish colonization, the African slaves who did not survive the crossing and those who endured harsh treatment as their reward for surviving the journey, the revoluntionaries who fought for their freedom and made Haiti the first black republic, and all of those since who have continued to Answer the Call for freedom - political, economic, social, and spiritual.

As is often the case when mourning, we also take time to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those who have been lost. We also celebrate the hope of renewal and rebirth. We celebrate the coming together of mourners whose resolve has been renewed to Answer the Call so that lives lost will not be in vain and that future generations may experience less suffering. We celebrate the growing knowledge that Haiti will be reborn after this latest tragedy.

We are committed to a human rights approach to investing in human capital for sustainable development in Haiti. We are committed to working with the Government of Haiti to increase its capacity to serve all Haitians and to uphold their human rights. We are committed to partnerships and collaboration with government, NGOs, and private sector to increase effectiveness and decrease duplication. Finally, we are committed to the Haitian people; we are here to serve rather than to save; we are here to help the visions of Haitians become realities. 

Please join us and Answer the Call.

Sincerely,

Fabienne Doucet, Ph.D. and Brent E. Gibson, Ph.D.

Learn about Haiti

We are beginning to embed some wonderful and educational VIDEOS on our site.

For Current Events, read the Haiti News Feed at the bottom of this page.

Haiti is located on the western side of the Caribbean island called Hispaniola. The eastern side of Hispaniola contains the Dominican Republic. Haiti has a total area of 27,750 sq km, slightly smaller than the US state of Maryland. Only 190 sq km of Haiti's total area is covered by water.

Did you know that Haiti was the first black republic? On January 1, 1804, Haiti became the first black nation to proclaim freedom for all people within its borders.

Haiti has two official national languages: French and Kreyol.

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Haiti News Feed
  • US housing effort in Haiti falls short
    A US project to provide badly-needed housing for hundreds of thousands of Haitians left homeless by a 2010 earthquake has failed to live up to its promise and went over budget, a government audit said Tuesday. The Office of the Inspector General for the US Agency for International Development said...
  • Amnesty: Haiti human rights activist threatened
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A leading human rights activist in Haiti has been threatened for his work, Amnesty International said Tuesday, marking the latest documented case of attacks or threats against watchdog groups in the Caribbean nation.
  • Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.
  • US report finds faults in Haiti housing effort
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.S. government report says a $50.8 million effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short.
  • A Small Tablet Company Brings High-Tech Hopes To Haiti
    A tablet computer assembled in Port-au-Prince makes the Western Hemisphere's poorest nation the latest player on the high-tech stage. Economists hope such jobs help grow Haiti's middle class.
  • Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days and weeks after the 2010 earthquake.
  • Director Raoul Peck begins production on earthquake drama in Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days and weeks after the 2010 earthquake. France-based Raoul Peck's latest film, "Murder in Pacot," uses a traditional stranger-comes-to-town plot line...
  • Drought threatens population in the northwest of Haiti
    By Amelie Baron PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Reuters) - Only cactus grows along the dirt road fringing arid fields on the way to the isolated village of Bas des Moustiques, on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Port-de-Paix in Haiti. A lack of rain in recent months has killed crops in...
  • Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival
    By David Adams ILE-A-VACHE, Haiti (Reuters) - For decades the mostly dirt-poor residents of the small island of Ile-à-Vache off Haiti's south coast lived in anonymity, virtually ignored by the government and visited only by the most adventurous backpackers and yachters. Then in 2012, helicopters started dropping off big shots:...
  • Treaty's tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Foreigners seeking to adopt a child from Haiti will now have better assurances the new family member wasn't trafficked.