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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.

Finding Love In Haiti

January 5, 2015 | Poverty Resolutions

This is a guest blog post from PovRes supporter and volunteer Carly Flynn. Loved. If asked to describe my experience in Haiti using only one word, it would be loved. One might think that selecting just one word to sum up a week’s worth experience would be a challenge. However, for me it was easy because the…

My Week In Paradise

December 22, 2014 | Poverty Resolutions

Paradise– a place that is perfect for a particular activity or for a person who enjoys that activity. Perfect. I was going to a place, Haiti. Haiti is perfect for the activity of serving, and I am a person that enjoys serving! I was not surprised that my first mission’s trip was all I anticipated…

Hello Haiti, Nice to Finally Meet You!

December 8, 2014 | Poverty Resolutions

This guest post is from Poverty Resolutions’ volunteer and friend Matt Thompson. Have you had a friend who regularly talks about another friend of theirs whom they’d like you to meet? There is this expectation, this pressure to automatically like this new person because your friend has nothing but good things to say about them….

Grateful For Gifts

November 24, 2014 | Poverty Resolutions

This is the third of 3 guest blog posts by Poverty Resolutions’ volunteer trip participant Lee Sampson, originally written in May 2014. You might think this note is about food or cars or houses or nice clothes, but it is not. Of course being in Haiti has a way of making you grateful for those…

Failure Is Another Chance To Succeed

November 17, 2014 | Poverty Resolutions

This is the second of 3 guest blog posts by Poverty Resolutions’ volunteer trip participant Lee Sampson, originally written in May 2014. Sometimes Haiti seems to be a hopeless mess to me. My feelings swing back and forth between this thought and a feeling of encouragement that what one individual or team can contribute may…

“I Love You” Means I Love You

October 27, 2014 | Poverty Resolutions

This is the first of 3 guest blog posts by Poverty Resolutions’ volunteer trip participant Lee Sampson, originally written in May 2014. In general, I am a keen and interested observer of the people and things around me. I am a student of cultures and communications. As an American who had never before traveled to…

Non-profit Organization Needs Diapers and Formula Donated for Orphans in Haiti

December 2, 2013 | Desiree Kennedy

Poverty Resolutions plans on launching a new campaign that will help contribute towards the orphans in Haiti. Currently in Haiti, when infants and young children are put into an orphanage, there is not enough supply for the infants to be fed the way they should be. Obviously, since they are without their mother, breastfeeding is not…

Local Business Supports Poverty Resolutions in Several Ways

November 20, 2013 | Desiree Kennedy

When it comes to non-profit organizations, supports and sponsors are a major part of what makes the work happen. Poverty Resolutions, a local non-profit based out of the Doylestown, PA area, would like to give a big thank you to George’s Tool Rental for their continual support and donations. The goal of Poverty Resolutions is…

Video Editor for Upcoming Theater Release Partners With Poverty Resolutions

November 18, 2013 | Desiree Kennedy

Local non-profit organization Poverty Resolutions, based out of Doylestown, PA, has been working with a video producer and editor from California for quite some time now. J.B. Waggoner is a producer-editor that works primarily with organizations and artists. He produces mainly web-based promotions from concept, to shooting, to editing, and then to final delivery. J.B. has…

Penn State University raises $25,000 for Poverty Resolutions every year

November 14, 2013 | Desiree Kennedy

Penn State University is a well-known college in the United States, and especially in Pennsylvania. Each year for the past several years, one of the courses at Penn State has decided to partner with Poverty Resolutions to help raise money for their cause. The initiative that these university students take raises over $25,000 every year…