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2020 Trip Update 3 — With Photos

Bonsoir. Our trip to Caneille was wonderful. You can check out updates 1 and 2 and we'll provide the last of the details here. In this second half of the week, Oliver and I hosted a parent meeting with 150+ community members. We asked what success stories they've seen from students who have graduated from … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 3 — With Photos

2020 Trip Update 1

Bonjour! Rebecca here. I’m the board president of CRDF. I first traveled to Haiti in 2007 and am so happy to be have traveled to Haiti again and again over the past seventeen years. This time, I’m visiting with Oliver, a co-founder of CRDF and current treasurer. In the past year, we had to cancel … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 1

Haiti, 10 years after the earthquake

On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit Haiti's most heavily-populated area. The aftermath, much of which wouldn't be realized and counted until months and years later, was unimaginable. According to NPR, "The earthquake's main shock lasted almost 30 seconds. A series of aftershocks soon followed. An estimated 220,000 died, though Haiti's official estimates … Continue reading Haiti, 10 years after the earthquake

Holiday Shop with Scrip to Support CRDF

By Ashley Fleming As I write this, it is snowing again and I am quickly beginning to realize how fast the holidays are approaching! If you are anything like me, you hem and haw over what to get those special people in your life, and ultimately end with a gift card. Get ahead of the … Continue reading Holiday Shop with Scrip to Support CRDF

How Students Can Help Provide Education

How Students Can Help Provide Education By Ella DeMay My name is Ella DeMay and I am a big fan of the Caneille Regional Development Fund. After having the opportunity to volunteer in the past, I joined the CRDF Board this fall as a Junior Board Member. Through this position, I will continue to support … Continue reading How Students Can Help Provide Education

Watch our new video!

We are so excited to release this 7-minute video to help tell the story of CRDF and our mission to create opportunity through education in rural Haiti. Since 2006, the Caneille Regional Development Fund has been providing high-quality, free-of-charge education to the rural community of Caneille, Haiti. In this short movie, partners Oliver Zornow and … Continue reading Watch our new video!

2020 Trip Update 2

Salut! Hello again. Oliver and I are having a fun, productive, safe time in Haiti. On Wednesday, Oliver, Bastia, and I drove just past Hinche to visit a CASEC member. In 2018, CRDF hosted 10 CASEC members for a Leadership and Nonprofit Development workshop in Appleton, WI. CASEC members are elected officials in Haiti, similar … Continue reading 2020 Trip Update 2