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Volunteer group kids play with Haitian children while some moms look on.


Welcome to the Poverty Resolutions blog!

Our bloggers provide updates on the work of Poverty Resolutions, firsthand accounts of life in Haiti, and other stories related to global poverty—all to raise awareness, inspire to action and make an impact.

Love at First Sight

December 5, 2017 | Poverty Resolutions

“Odilon, a tall, quiet 15 -year-old boy with a penchant for Jordan sandals, hobbled into our lives on a Tuesday morning at the Poverty Resolutions medical clinic. Odilon was ushered towards my “station” and as he sat across from me, Bobby, one of our translators for the day and a Poverty Resolutions staff member, told me that…

Rough Edges

March 15, 2017 | Poverty Resolutions

As I sat by the stunningly clear water of the Caribbean Sea on the shores of Haiti, I was captivated by the motion of the tide as it poured over the rocks lulling me into its rhythmic song, back and forth, back and forth. I contemplated the continuous movements and its effect on the rocks…

Hurricane Matthew Update #2

October 13, 2016 | Poverty Resolutions

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, many have been reaching out to us and asking how they can help. After taking a week to assess the situation on the ground, we wanted to write to our supporters. The devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew is vast. In countless cases, homes were badly damaged or completely destroyed….

Hurricane Matthew Update

October 10, 2016 | Poverty Resolutions

Many of you have expressed concern for Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Thank you for your interest in, and thoughts and prayers for, the well-being of those we serve. We want to send out an update, as well as ask for continued prayers, as many in Haiti are suffering greatly from the hurricane’s effects….

What Is Poverty?

August 3, 2015 | Poverty Resolutions

Following is a post from PovRes supporter and 2015 medical team volunteer Tyler Wiggs: By most people’s definition, poverty is having a lack of money and material possessions. We see this poverty all around us, from commercials involving starving children in Africa to homeless veterans pleading for change on street corners. It was this poverty…

Construction Projects in Haiti

March 24, 2015 | Poverty Resolutions

Following is a post from 2014 PovRes intern Sarah Kelly: In line with our mission, we desire for our construction projects to be part of making a sustainable and lasting impact on the community in which we serve. As we build, we purposefully stimulate the local economy with the vast majority of the funds we…

Happiness and Joy in an Unlikely Place

March 12, 2015 | Poverty Resolutions

Following is a guest blog post written by PovRes friend and volunteer Lynn Kirkner. The earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010 first sparked my first interest in going on a trip there. I had heard of so much death and destruction and wanted to help in some small way. I joined my friends at Poverty…

Tilapia Farms

March 3, 2015 | Poverty Resolutions

Following is a post from 2014 PovRes intern Sarah Kelly: At local orphanages in Haiti, the children are regularly taken in because they are severely malnourished, and the owners often struggle to bring the children back to health. Food scarcity is a fundamental setback in Haiti. People lack basic nutrients in their diet—especially protein. At…

Our First Family Mission Trip

February 10, 2015 | Poverty Resolutions

The following is a guest blog post from PovRes volunteer Kendra Randolph. For years, a family goal was to go on a mission trip together wherever God led us. However, as our family increased in number so did the cost of such a trip. When we began to check into a few mission organizations willing to take…

Created & Called

January 30, 2015 | Poverty Resolutions

This is a guest blog post from PovRes friend and volunteer Amanda Kinsey. Last year, I felt God calling me to go on a mission trip. I chose to say yes to the calling, even though I did not know when or where. At the time, I didn’t even know of any mission opportunities, but,…

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