Here in Haiti

Here in Haiti

New Year, New Space, New Microloans

ByByLeslee JaegerFebruary 2, 20192 min read

2019 is year 5 of our organization and brings changes to both our microfinance loans as well as to our sewing program. Ellen Schreder, a partner in our sewing centers, has worked diligently over the past few years to acquire…

Haiti giving back to Venezuela

ByByLeslee JaegerDecember 29, 20181 min read

We were recently contacted by a local relief group that is working in Venezuela to help bring financial relief to mothers and children by providing hospitalized children with nutritious food and mothers with diapers. They purchased 200 reusable diapers that…

Why We do This!

ByByLeslee JaegerNovember 11, 20182 min read

As word of our Days for Girls reusable menstrual pad program has spread, we have received more and more requests for our seamstresses to supply both education and menstrual pad kits to young girls. Our program is located in CapHaitian…

#NeverAlonePeriod – A Celebrations of Girls and Menstruation

ByByLeslee JaegerOctober 15, 20181 min read

Days for Girls, the organization that has provided us with the concept of the reusable menstrual pad kits as well as organizational help, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As part of the celebration, they have committed to distributing 100,000 kits…

#NeverAlonePeriod

ByByLeslee JaegerOctober 2, 20182 min read

Helping Haiti Work and Days for Girls International (DfGI) is preparing for a global celebration of girls and menstruation, coinciding with the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl on October 11, 2018. Over the course of just 28 days,…

Equal Time for Boys

ByByLeslee JaegerJuly 26, 20181 min read

We have recently trained Fritznel, our in-country coordinator of activities, in the Ambassador of Men’s Health curriculum. He was asked to provide this education to a group of middle school boys in Port au Prince at the Healing Haiti site.…

Ingenuity in Action

ByByLeslee JaegerJune 10, 20181 min read

At one of our local Days for Girls sewing events, a volunteer started sorting the scrap fabric that is left after cutting the cotton shields on the dye cut machine. She took the material home, cut it into 4 inch…

Rotary Grant

ByByLeslee JaegerMay 21, 20181 min read

Elly Schreder, co-leader of the Helping Haiti Work sewing centers that construct the reusable menstrual kits, received a international Rotary grant for $168,127. This involved a two year grant application process and many hours of hard work. The funds will…

Benefit Concert was a Huge Success

ByByLeslee JaegerMarch 19, 20181 min read

Our third Morpheus Benefit Concert was the best yet. New location at Medicine Lake Community Center held a record crowd of 130 movers and shakers. We had a dance floor that was well used as we enjoyed music from the…