When working within communities,  often trends emerge among people groups. .As people ,we all march to a rhythm. Within HPCD we work within communities- vulnerable communities within the metropoilitain area. Every year for the past four year we have initiated a new class of youth aged 17-25 within our youth placement and rehabilitation program. And through out the duration of this program we continually observe  youth which deviate from the norm.  This month we decided to share  and congratulate a young lady which has surpassed all our expectations.

She has entered a trade popularly frequented by men and served as an example that anything is possible. Fabiola Blanc is 22 years old she entered the program and chose the field of construction. Everyone told her, she was but a girl- she will never be successful in this trade.  But she believed anything was possible. And today we stand  in applause- congratulating her faith , her courage and her work. Help us congratulate Miss Blanc for her excceptional work  ethic in 2012-2013 Youth Placement promotion of HPCD.

Where one sees dispair, catastrophe, violence the another will see possibility, creativity and passion. Cite Soleil- city of the sun- globally viewed as one of the most vulnerable slums in the world, also houses some of the most innovative  persons one may ever know.   Bouteille ( literally meaning bottles)  - is also an area constructed by a few residents of the Cite Soleil area-  to simply create.  This once deserted space has now transformed into a workshop where a small group of partisans create beautiiful glasses from scratch.

These dynamic entreprenuers literally go into their surrounding communities and  rid those areas from filthy bottles- from snapple to beer you will find it all.

Once they return to Bouteille- the rigorously clean the the glass bottles, wax them, shape them , paint them, until they are transformed into delicate glass cups- meeting everyone’s approval. These entreprenuers work arduously day in and day out – to not only assist in keep their neighborhood  and the surrounding areas cleans but to earn a sustainable income for them and their children.

2013 has opened up its doors... 
And HPCD isn't leaving anyone behind. 

Within our fiscal year we have officially past the half way point.
-Our 50 entrepreneurial women have recently finished their mid year exams and are geared up for the remaining 6 months of incubation.
-200 youth are currently all placed in internships within their trade are gaining invaluable experience and the chances of obtaining full-time job!

Stay tuned for our 2013 New Years Resolutions.

Enthusiastically serves our administrative team. Immaculene recently graduated with a degree in business management and started interning just a few short months ago.  Immaculene is a multifaceted young lady – she also well known  for her  role as a top model in Haiti. She eagerly assists in helping HPCD reach to new heights.  Immaculene has strategically began working on ways to promote the work and vision of HPCD through encouraging are micro-entreprenuer. She hosts formative sessions which equips our entreprenuers with valuable promotional tools and has aided the entreprenuers in  the completion of their business plans.  Immaculene has accompanied our women entreprenuers in various outings, bazaars, and fairs.  Help us in thanking Immaculene for a job  well done.

Markenson serves a wonderful model as Rosita (Martissant Entreprenuer) tries on her new macrame tie. Order yours today!
Markenson Registre

Markenson tirelessy  serves our tiny accounting department here at HPCD. He recently finished his collegiate studies with the field of accounting and information systems and decided to join our team. Throughout this past semester his efforts  in training 50 women in basic accounting practices have started to reap fruits.  With the recent completion of their first financial statement – one of the women stated “ I  finally really feel like I am in control of my finances what comes in and what goes out.” Markenson assisted in us with his skills in all the current projects at play in at HPCD.  Markenson has proven himself as an invaluable member of our team- give it up for Markenson!

Within the past few months at HPCD we have had the pleasure of having a dynamic groups of five young proffessionals  join our team. This team of diligent interns have taken to heart the vision of our organization and worked incessantly  to make it a reality.
"Judithe- oversees our women in cite soleil"
Judithe Francois,
 Judithe effectively serves our team by supervising our Cite Soleil Incubator which currently host 25 entreprenuers. She recently finished  her studies in accounting and thrives with in her internship role as a mentor and supervisor to these women.  She currently works along side  25 women living in Cite Soleil and Simon Pele, one of the most vulnerable communities in Haiti. With in the past few months these entrepreneurial women have learned to gain her trust. She services them with advice on how to efficiently run their businesses, and manage that which they have been alotted. Join me in thanking her for a job well done!

"The future of our country depends on us. We need to act, form the right partnership which will help us in our plight to end poverty and create sustainable jobs" Ernso Jean-Louis, Executive Director HPCD
Chicago here we come!

Just this past week  a team from HPCD had the opportunity to  participate at a transformational conference which enabled us to partner with people from around the world  to assure the work we do Haiti and affirm the work done around the world.

This conference entitled Market Place Revolution  was one which brought  together professionals, business people, international workers, university students, and  church leaders from  over 22 countries- all passionate about partnering to end poverty. Through out this conference we had the possibility to hear innovative people like: Dennis Tongoi- which authored A Prosperous Kenya,  Alfa Demallashi- a former CNN hero, and  Stuart Hart which authored Capitalism at a Crossroads.

HPCD had the opportunity to  meet and form new partnership with people and organizations all bonded in together in preserving dignity and ending poverty.  The conference encouraged the initiation of new relationships,  it brought forth a new chapter of opportunity.