Since February 7, wide-spread and violent protests have swept across Haiti. Though it started in Port-au-Prince last week, the protests have roots that go back to protests last year related to gasoline prices, and now thousands of protesters gather throughout the country, even in rural towns. Citing, "A worsening economic crisis that has led to a … Continue reading What you need to know about the protests in Haiti this week
Are you looking for a Christmas gift for that hard to buy for person? Well, you're in luck! Caneille Regional Development Fund will be attending the upcoming the All Saints Episcopal Alternative Gift Giving fair! We'll have artwork along with additional items from Haiti for purchase. Don't feel like buying artwork, that's OK! We have … Continue reading Alternative Gift Giving Fair Nov. 10
Are you wondering who sits on the Caneille Regional Development Board? We recently interviewed Jenny Jansen. Jenny has been part of the CRDF board since January 2014. Tell us about yourself: where are you from, background (work and school) and one-two fun facts about yourself. I was born and raised right here in Appleton, WI. I … Continue reading Who Sits on The CRDF Board?
CRDF is excited to announce that eleven Haitian leaders will visit Appleton in mid-May for a Leadership, Creative Solutions, and Community Development Workshop. The elected officials will learn new methods, development philosophy, and tools that they can apply to enhance their communities in Haiti. These individuals govern rural and peri-urban areas of the Central Plateau … Continue reading Leadership Workshop for Haitian Visitors
How old were you when you received your first piece of mail? Was it a birthday card on your sixth birthday? A colorful children’s magazine full of stories and photos? For students in Caneille, receiving a letter is incredibly unlikely, even for older family members, due to wide-spread illiteracy within the country and a postal … Continue reading Pen Pal Exchange with Photos