International Womens Day - Women are THE human resource

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day! “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights”  ~Gloria Steinem “The future belongs to those of us, female or male, who can adopt and embrace the feminine […]

Empowering Women in Haiti by Providing Economic Opportunity Through Soapmaking

Benjamin Aaron in Haiti

“The Place Where Projects go to Die” Since I first began traveling to Haiti, I have heard more than a few people refer to her as the “place where projects go to die.”  But why?  I’m sure there are many reasons, however I believe there to be three at the core: Travel Cost Even though […]

Goals and OFEDA

Ben and Rachel

Benjamin is headed back to Haiti with his sister Rachel as I type this to work with OFEDA.  OFEDA is moving forward in their soapmaking business.  They have the soapmaking down and are making fabulous soap.  So our continued work with them moving forward is going to be more business oriented and includes workshops which […]

HAPI - Haitian Artisans for Peace International June 2013


Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI) is a faith-based community development ministry whose mission is to empower Haitians to grow their capacity to lead with integrity, to develop solutions to their own problems, and to help their families and communities to live to their fullest potential.   Specifically, HAPI is ‘encouraging creativity, promoting gender equality, […]

Ofeda Workshop May 2013

I was back in Haiti May 9 - 13 to check on the women of OFEDA and their soap making group. Things are progressing and they are continuing the buildup of their business and efforts. Lots of soap was being made! We are still working on local ingredients sourcing and were able to pick up […]