PORT-AU-PRINCE. – During a five-day visit to the Caribbean island nation of Haiti from April 22-27, Ulrick Gaillard met with various elected officials, including Senate President Simon Desras, senator Francky Exius, and the deputies Rossini Jean Pierre and Patrick Robasson, former Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, former President Jean Bertrand Aristide, members of the civil society and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Since the 2010 tragic earthquake that killed more than 300,000 people and left more than 1 million homeless, displaced, sick and hungry, BRA partnered with USAID, Haiti Ministry of Health, FONKOZE and internal aid organizations to implement various projects in health, food security and women economic empowerment benefitting more than 95,000 people living in the Southeast Department border communes of Anse-a-Pitres, Tiotte and Grand Gosier.
During his visit, Gaillard stressed the importance of creating sustainable development programs capable of producing real results in the lives of the people. He explored and developed new partnerships expanding his organization’s work into additional communities of Haiti, including one with Partners in Health (PIH) to distribute food to 12,800 nutritionally-at-risk vulnerable and impoverished people, including those living with HIV/AIDS/TB in Plateau Central, one with CENAREF to provide leadership training to 800 women in the Southeast department, one with UNIFA extending quality higher education to economically-challenged university students, and others with Southeast’s elected officials in agriculture, education and women’s social activism.
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