“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.
"Last year we restarted our peanut cooperative and planted 1000 new banana trees in Capotille. We are doing everything we can to lift our community out of poverty. Because the…
PICO leaders in Haiti are fighting for economic dignity. They have leveraged $200,000 in public and private investments. OPODNE trains 600 leaders, and engages 2,500 in community improvement activities like…
“We organize child care for 200 women in our village so we can go to market and sell our produce. We use small loans from our cooperative to buy beans,…
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.