Here in Haiti

Here in Haiti

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…

International Women’s Day: The Lessons I have learned from Haiti

ByByLeslee JaegerMarch 8, 20183 min read

As I watched the powerful feminist speeches at the Academy Awards this week, I reflected on my experiences in Haiti that have made me an advocate and messenger for women not only in the developing world but also here in the…

Padman

ByByLeslee JaegerFebruary 11, 20181 min read

This movie, which opened this weekend at area theaters, is about a newly married Indian man who soon realized the plight of many women when they needed to choose between sanitary supplies and food.  He became obsessed with producing low…

Being a Seamstress in Haiti

ByByLeslee JaegerJanuary 29, 20181 min read

Many of the seamstresses that we employ to construct the reusable menstrual pad kits are women in their 40’s and 50’s. Due to age and a lack of adequate lighting in their homes, the visual skills that are required for…

My Love Affair with a Sh*thole Country

ByByLeslee JaegerJanuary 20, 20183 min read

I first visited Haiti in 2006. It was not love at first sight, or even a like. I spent a week on a medical mission trip, missing my family and sweating in the operating room while I performed some of…

Days for Girls Work Day 1/20/18

ByByKarenJanuary 11, 20182 min read

Saturday, January 20th is the next workday for Days For Girls.  We are meeting from 9 to 4 at St. Mary on the Lake Catholic Church in Plymouth.  Directions here      We have activities for everyone even if sewing is not…

A Five Year Review – It’s Not about the Numbers

ByByLeslee JaegerDecember 28, 20172 min read

After returning from our annual surgical mission trip to Haiti in early 2011, one year post earthquake, I was frustrated by the lack of progress that was happening in Haiti and the mismanagement of donated funds. I had had sincere…

The White Savior Complex that we are trying to avoid.

ByByLeslee JaegerDecember 10, 20171 min read

This video is a good reminder of what we are trying to achieve with our mission at Helping Haiti Work. We work to empower women to help themselves and their communities by providing them with the resources – loans and…