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Transforming Lives

21-month-old Juliette with her mother, Françoise Israel, was diagnosed with pneumonia, a leading cause of death in Haiti.

Juliette Luesée is a 21-month old girl from Poussière, a rural village in the county of Jeremie, southwest Haiti. She has pneumonia. It is her third bout of the illness since she was born.

Five-year old Naomi Jean is being treated for tuberculosis.

Naomi Jean runs around like a typical 5-year-old. Her chocolate-colored eyes reveal a bright mind, curious about everything she sees. It’s hard to believe that not too long ago she was lying in a hospital bed in critical condition.

A participant makes a presentation during a portfolio management class at the National Association of Microfinance Institutions

Faced with rapid growth and the limited availability of qualified human resources, Haiti’s microfinance industry needed access to sustainable microfinance training services.

Jefferson St. Louis with a customer at Universal Motors

The poor quality of education and a lack of finances to pay school fees have left an estimated 500,000 youth out of school and on the streets in Haiti. Most have never attended primary school or have dropped out before grade three.

Through a microfinance loan, Numa Adner, here staffing his boutique in the heart of Cité Soleil

Sogesol (Société Générale de Solidarité, French for “General Society of Solidarity”) inaugurated a full-service microfinance branch in the heart of Cité Soleil, one of Port-au-Prince’s most volatile neighborhoods that has served as the base for much of Haiti’s destabilizing gang activity.