How Aid Has Failed Haiti

by Charlie Estes Published June 9, 2022 A recent New York Times article dove into France’s shameful exploitation of Haiti in its post-colonial years, how a demand for reparations and a loan from Parisian banks kept Haiti impoverished and doubly indebted to their former colonial masters for decades. Another story, one about the aid sector’s …

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Monthly Giving Campaign – May 2022

May 17, 2022 – Becoming a monthly donor is the strongest, most sustainable way you can support our work. Recurring donations make us a better more effective organization. They help us meet our project goals every year and support our growth.

Women’s Programs Update – April 2022

April 28, 2022 – In March, Roots of Development celebrated International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by launching a series of new workshops. We wanted to update you on those workshops and the state of our Women’s Leadership and Empowerment program on La Gonave.

Statement on the passing of Dr. Paul Farmer

February 22, 2022 – Yesterday, the world lost Dr. Paul Farmer at the young age of 62. He was a brilliant, world-renowned medical doctor, who considered healthcare a human right. He loved Haiti like no other foreigner I have met to date and was one of the country’s greatest advocates.

Leadership Center Update – February 2022

February 9, 2022 – We are excited to announce that, with your support, a piece of land has been secured for a future leadership center on the island of La Gonave. Our partner organization in Haiti, Rasin Devlopman, now owns a 13,000 square foot plot of land where, over the next few years, a facility will be built to permanently house the organization and provide community leaders from across the island with a place to learn, lead, plan, and implement development projects on the island.

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