“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.
We are happy to report that the chicken cooperative in Grand Bassin is up and running again. For the past year, the cooperative had been sidelined because the conflict with…
With a small investment of $1400 from their own micro lending fund and $1000 from OPODNE, leaders in Capotille have launched a banana project. They have organized 70 farmers who…
Presidents from local leadership teams delivered reports to the OPODNE board in a continuing commitment to transparency and accountability that makes them so different than many NGOs in Haiti. More…
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.