I recently had the good fortune to hear author Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian living in Miami, who writes both about the history of Haiti and present day circumstances. Her newest book, “Claire of the Sea Light”, has received wonderful reviews and concerns a modern day problem that many Haitian families face. Clare’s mother died in childbirth and she is being raised by her father. He decides to give her to the local seamstress so that Claire can have a better life.
This is the exact scenario that Helping Haiti Work is trying to prevent. By improving the everyday lives of the women in the program, they are better able to meet the needs of their families, both financial and emotional.