Summary: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has partnered with actress Garcelle Beauvais to launch a $90 million campaign called ‘Pockets of Hope’ to provide education, healthcare, and economic development in Haiti. Despite the decline in humanitarian donations to Haiti since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, this initiative aims to reverse the trend and encourage other nonprofits to contribute. The campaign has already secured $20 million in commitments from various foundations. The Kellogg Foundation’s success in supporting community-driven programs in Haiti highlights the importance of building trust and long-term relationships.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has partnered with actress Garcelle Beauvais to launch a $90 million campaign called ‘Pockets of Hope’ to support community-level efforts in Haiti. The campaign aims to provide education, healthcare, and economic development in a country ravaged by conflict and gang violence. Despite the decline in humanitarian donations since the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in 2021, the Kellogg Foundation is determined to reverse the trend and encourage other nonprofits to contribute to the cause. The foundation has already committed $30 million over three years and raised an additional $20 million from the Digicel Foundation, the Dunn Family Charitable Foundation, and the Porticus foundation. By focusing on community programs that are designed and implemented by Haitians themselves, the Kellogg Foundation has built trust with local groups and aims to support them with new funding. Actress Garcelle Beauvais, who emigrated from Haiti to the United States as a child, is a strong advocate for the campaign and hopes to show the Haitian people that they have not been forgotten. The campaign’s ultimate goal is to provide basic necessities like food, education, and healthcare to the people of Haiti, who continue to suffer from the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and ongoing gang violence.
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