With the generous support of our donors, Grassroots International feels honored to have bolstered hands-on solutions to some of the most critical challenges we face: hunger, violations of human rights, climate change and economic disparity. At this moment, we take a moment to applaud some of the exceptional achievements from the past year.
Hurricane Matthew made a direct hit on Haiti on October 4, pounding the island nation with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. The first Category 4 storm to hit Haiti in more than 50 years, the cyclone assaulted the precarious infrastructure and flooded the denuded countryside. As Rosnel Jean Baptiste from Tet Kole explains: "Haiti is a very vulnerable country -- and because of our vulnerability hurricanes do not pass by without doing terrible damage."