“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.
Launched in April, OPODNE staff Florcie Tyrell and Marc Aurel just completed a round of leadership training seminars in all 11 communities where OPODNE organizes. In most locations, over 30…
Haitian subsistence farmers struggle to produce crops because of cycles of drought and floods. At the same time, most people don’t have consistent income to buy food for their families.…
In April, OPODNE Director Florcie Tyrell launched spring leadership workshops for leadership teams from 13 communities across the Northeast Department. The first workshop took place in Terrier Rouge, where members…
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.