POST-SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIP (HAITI) - $1,000: October 2006 – Amber Walsh (Haiti, 2000-2002)

Haitian Ministries is a nonprofit organization that partners Haitian and American communities through cultural exchanges and support of Haitian-initiated projects in Haiti. It currently supports three orphanages, a medical clinic, a scholarship program, a micro-credit program, a neighborhood meal program as well as a reforestation project, each founded and administered by Haitians.

The support for this sponsorship will be administered by Haitian Ministries through their Tierney Tobin Scholarship Fund and will be overseen by Haiti RPCV, Matthew Marek, at Norwich Mission House in Haiti. The grant received from the CTRPCV Community Service Fund will be used to provide full tuition and books for one student attending post-secondary school.

Amber with friend.

DONATIONS TO ASSIST HAITI - $2,000: January 2010 - Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich and Save the Children (CTRPCV Governing Board)

Connecticut Returned Peace Corps Volunteers donated $2,000 to assist those in need in Haiti after the earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince and devastated large sections of the country. $1,000 was donated to Haitian Ministries for the Diocese of Norwich, located at 1595 Norwich-New London Turnpike, Uncasville, CT 06382. The second grant of $1,000 was awarded to Save the Children, located at 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880. CTRPCV is very familiar with the work done by both groups because CTRPCV members are personally involved with these two Connecticut based nonprofit organizations.

CUBANAKOA FOUNDATION - $1,000: April 2017 - Jesus Puerto (PCV Samoa, PC Country Desk Caribbean 1998 - 2003)

Leaders of Cubanakoa Foundation and the Antonio Nuñez Jimenez Foundation for Nature and Humanity agree to promote the work in their respective institutions thereby permitting the development of: ​preserving historical and cultural documentary heritage, fragile and mountain ecosystems, sustainable community development, ecological agriculture and permaculture, environmental awareness and education of traditional lore. ​In historic centro Guanabacoa, Cuba the two organizations will share office space across from the Museo de Guanabacoa on the famous Calle Martí. The office will also serve as a multipurpose community art cafe and environmental conservation and entrepreneurial training center.