Haiti 11 years later

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Haiti’s Earthquake Struck January 2010 Each January 12th, we commemorate the anniversary of Haiti’s earthquake where more than 230,000 people died and a country’s infrastructure was destroyed. Haiti still suffers major challenges: cholera introduced by foreign peacekeepers is still present, tens of thousands still live in tent slums, and over 60% continue to live in extreme poverty. Billions in aid went missing. Today we pause, remember, recommit. Then we get back to work. Haiti: an endless list of tragedy? How does one stay committed in a … Read More

Meet Justin Dena, Singing Rooster’s favorite Veteran

Justin Dena, Singing Rooster

Singing Rooster is re-branding November 11th as “Hug your favorite Veteran Day.”  We’re wrapping our arms around Justin Dena — our Director of Development and our favorite Veteran.  He’s building markets and leading trips / visits to Haiti.  Interested in touring coffee fields in rural Haiti? We’d love to have you come along. For those of you who know us (truly know us), you know Singing Rooster has been working in Haiti for over a decade and that we are really, really small.  We’ve needed … Read More

#haitiancoffee salutes Mothers of Thiotte

Coffee Bean sorters, Thiotte, Haiti

Moms in Haiti need jobs. They want clean water, food security, access to schools and medicine. The coffee industry in Haiti employs thousands. Women working in coffee is significant: picking coffee cherries, sorting / processing coffee, and everything in between. We even know a handful of women farmers. We’ve known the coffee bean sorters of Thiotte for years. They’re a lively group of women who are thankful for employment. We salute them each year on this Day for Mothers: Haiti’s Coffee Mecca – Thiotte Thiotte … Read More