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Keeping EkoLakay Active in a Country on Lockdown

An Update from Haiti Though coverage in the international media remains scarce, Haiti is now entering day 10 of a deepening political crisis that follows months of increasingly challenging conditions faced by the majority of the population. Inflation has been spiraling out of control, making it even more difficult for vulnerable families across the nation to afford basic essentials. Fuel and electricity have become more and more scarce and allegations of corruption against many members of the ruling party, including the President, have led to mass unrest as people demand accountability and transparency for missing development funds. The ...

February Newsletter: An Update from Haiti

To sign up to receive an update from SOIL's teams in Haiti directly in your inbox each month, click here to join the list. Dear friends,This month, I felt it would be irresponsible not to directly address the challenging situation that is ongoing in Haiti. As some of you may have heard, the entire country has been on lockdown for the past six days as demonstrators take to the streets in a growing movement demanding the resignation of the president, justice for those accused of embezzling billions in development funds, and a solution to the economic crisis that is gripping the country. So far the government has remained silent, and there is an ...

A Note from SOIL on the Recent Unrest in Haiti

SOIL's July Newsletter Dear friends, Again this month, we must depart from our traditional newsletter offerings. As many of you have likely seen, Haiti has been in the public eye this week as protests have gripped the capital city, Port-au-Prince, in response to a government announcement that prices for fuel would increase by nearly 50%, a move required by the International Monetary Fund as part of a reform program to unlock international donor support. For those of us who know and love Haiti, it is deeply disappointing to see the nation portrayed again and again as unstable and violent, with no context given as to the truth of Haiti's history, ...