“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.
Widespread flooding from Hurricane Irma resulted in even more economic hardship for thousands of families across Haiti’s Northeast District. Cultivating small agricultural plots and making charcoal, the main sources of…
Under the theme, "corruption is the enemy of development", more than 130 leaders from across the Northeast gathered at the OPODNE General Assembly to report on their work this past…
With an initial investment of $1500, leaders in Terrier Rouge have purchased basic household supplies - water, cooking oil, rice, beans, etc. - and have opened a store for resale…
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.