January 2024 – New Year, New Projects!

January 18. 2024

Dear Friend,

Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family are having a healthy, safe start to 2024 and are keeping warm despite the winter weather!

On the island of La Gonave, Haiti, it’s 80° and sunny, and our partner Rasin Devlopman is already taking the year by storm.

Roots and Rasin started supporting the GOSCA youth soccer club in 2023. The club encourages young people to gather around the sport and cultivate their skills while promoting greater social cohesion in the community.

Did you know? Roots provides our partner Rasin Devlopman with unrestricted
funding as part of our #PrinciplesofPractice. Read why it’s important

The eighth session of Fanm kap Kondwi, motorcycle driving courses for young women, is underway! The first session was spent learning theory and familiarizing the women with the motorcycle. Since 2021, 112 women have learned to drive motorcycles through this program.

Another project, Gad Manje, undertaken in partnership with APPLAG, a local group on the island, is already having an impact! This initiative aims to cultivate food over a longer time period and put in place a conservation system so that the food harvested in the fields can be stored, allowing farmers and their families to have more food for longer.

Give a gift from the heart this Valentine’s Day by purchasing one of our unique Haitian metal art pieces! Every purchase gives twice: the beautiful piece of artwork goes to your loved one, and the proceeds go toward supporting our community-led projects in Haiti! Buy yours before Valentine’s Day and get 14% off with code valentine14 at check out. store.rootsofdevelopment.org


Charlie Estes
Strategic Initiatives & Communications Director

P.S., We’re hiring for two positions! Take a look at the job descriptions and see if you or someone you know might be a good fit at https://rootsofdevelopment.org/work-with-us/

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