Carlo Diy: Speaking with Haiti

My Life Is My Message

About 18 months ago, while volunteering in Port-au-Prince after Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, I met a man named Carlo Diy.  I was lucky enough to work directly with Carlo and, during conversations shared in exhausted moments amid general chaos, I remember being struck by his gentle calm. Carlo volunteered for 18 months at NPH Haiti in 2007-08, is fluent in Haitian Creole, and has a profound love for Haiti and the Haitian people. Today Carlo is based in North Carolina, USA and has recently devoted himself full-time to improving development outcomes in Haiti through his social enterprise, HaitiHub.

Haiti has the second highest number of NGOs per capita in the world. Post-earthquake there has been massive influx of foreign aid workers to Port-au-Prince and their organisations exert phenomenal influence on Haiti’s recovery process and development. There currently exists a disconnect between foreign aid workers and the Haitians they have come to help. Carlo has a…

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