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IN HAITI, SIMPLE SOLUTIONS AMIDST BARRIERS TO AID

13:57 Oct 4 2012 Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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Port-au-Prince - During the month of August, from the 12-21, Carmen Griffiths of GROOTS Jamaica, accompanied by Xuan Nguyen from the Huairou Secretariat in New York, visited Haiti to gather recovery updates from local women's groups. Ms. Griffiths had previously visited Haiti on various occasions, and this visit was an extension of the relationships she had already built with existing women's groups.he visit proved to be fruitful; groups reported returning to a level of day to day normalcy since the earthquake, and thus there has been a shift towards development work, away from emergency relief work. Accompanied by local interpreter, Gessica Thomas, the GROOTS and Huairou representatives were able to see women-led initiatives by groups Flavilek, and Konnamavid, speak with women living in the squatter settlement Canaan 13, and meet groups outside of Port-au-Prince residing on the Jacmel mountain and Les Cayes.
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