On Jan. 12, 2010, Lizzy Sandlin was a 12-year-old eighth grader at the Atlanta International School busily studying the courses required on the international baccalaureate diploma track and practicing the viola, her instrument of choice.
There’s no telling what will bring former President Bill Clinton and Canadian mining executive and philanthropist Frank Giustra together. In 2004, it was the earthquake and tsunami that caused enormous damage to Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka. The next year it was uranium and business in Kazakhstan leading to their creation in 2007 of Read more
CARE has long been interested in rooting out poverty in Haiti by empowering women through Village Savings and Loan Associations and solidarity groups.
Editor’s note: On Jan. 12, Haiti marked four years since the earthquake that devastated the country. This week and next, Global Atlanta is taking a look at how Atlanta-based organizations are continuing their often-challenging work in the country. Fritz Vaval shatters the hapless image of Haiti so often circulated in media reports and charity pleas. Wearing Read more
Why would an organization that has trained nurses in Haiti for more than 30 years get into the goat farming business? For Global Health Action, it all goes back to health: higher and more sustainable incomes allow families to afford more food and better care.
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. in December will start daily service from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Freeport, Bahamas, as part of a larger push to tap growing tourism markets in the Caribbean. Previously, the flight operated once a week on Saturdays. Delta has invested heavily in the Caribbean over the last few years. Not only does it already have daily flights from Read more
Twelve Haitian youth with varying disabilities are to arrive in Atlanta the evening of May 24 for a BlazaSports America cultural and sports exchange program supported by SportsUnited of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The eight boys and four girls aged 11 to 18 years old will be accompanied by six supervisors who Read more
How many aid groups are too many? For Haiti three years after a jarring and catastrophic earthquake, that question has been tough to answer. Many have criticized the country’s handling of thousands of organizations that rushed to its aid. But some Haitian government reps have shot back that more than a few aid agencies used the country’s Read more
Haiti‘s government has been in the public crosshairs in the three years since a catastrophic earthquake killed more than 200,000 people and left the island nation’s infrastructure decimated. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seen a different side of a government accused of inefficiently managing a deluge of aid money. Instead, the global health Read more
Decatur-based nonprofit MedShare, which sends surplus medical supplies to hospitals overseas, is wrapping up a trip this week aimed at showcasing its partnerships in the country. MedShare has shipped 76 40-foot containers brimming with medical supplies to Haiti to boost its strained and often under-equipped health-care system. The nonprofit is also at the center of a Read more