“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.
Father John, Ron, Francois and all the OPODNE leaders: I would like to thank Father John Baumann, Ron Snyder, Francois Pierre-Louis and all the OPODNE leaders for the opportunity to join…
“Our government is upside down. National Deputies and Senators control all the resources. None of these reach the local community.” We heard this refrain from leaders in every community the…
Haiti was once able to feed its own people. Because of climate change, drought, corrupt land laws, and foreign intervention, Haiti now provides only 20% of its own food (rice)…
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.