“We are not waiting for others to solve our problems. Too many groups have come and trained people to expect charity. When they leave, there is nothing left. I would not participate in PICO if I didn’t believe that we will be different.”
-FLORCIE TYRELL, OPODNE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Our vision is to build an organization with the capacity to transform Haiti and recapture the tradition of democracy and equity. Check out the latest news with OPODNE in Haiti.
The first revolution 200 years ago resulted in the transition from a slave-centered colony of France to an independent nation of free people in Haiti. According to Haiti scholar, Robert…
Haiti: A delegation is traveling to Haiti in mid-August to witness and support the work of OPODNE leaders. The delegation will meet with leaders from Capotille, Caracol, Terrier Rouge, Grand…
Corruption is nearly a way of life in Haiti. Ordinary people experience government, NGO, and corporate corruption every day. Millions of dollars in foreign aid disappear before they reach the…
History & Methodology
PICO International’s newest organizing project, Organisation Peuple Œcuménique pour le Developpment du Nord-Est (OPODNE), was formally launched in August 2014 when 100 leaders from across Northeast Hait. Leaders gather weekly to tackle issues fundamental to the survival of their children and families. Communities are organizing their labor for basic sanitation, establishing computer training centers for youth, building roads to get their crops to market, and forming cooperatives to establish a source of income. Government may be broken in Haiti, but people are not.