“When Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Marie hit, we did not lose hope. When cholera struck, we helped our neighbors. When government is not there for a big crisis or daily needs, we figure out what we can do for ourselves. As OPODNE leaders, we have stuck together for three years. We are determined to be the change we need.” – Jean Mirvil, OPODNE President
This year, eleven local organizing committees met to repair roads, pick up trash, organize youth soccer, run computer training centers, and much more. Without any government support, communities were able to continue operating four economic development cooperatives and start two new ones. A little support makes a big difference.