In Papoli, Uganda, villagers are benefiting from a partnership that includes community volunteers, health care professionals, day care and nutrition specialists, administrators and support from Village Partners International and other organizations. For the past twelve years, the Papoli Community Development Foundation has been the instrument for enormous change in an area where poverty, sickness, lack of access to clean water and malnutrition were commonplace.
A reflection on The Eve of the 2016 VPI Fundraiser Somewhere in the communities of Papoli, Uganda and Mombin Crochu, Haiti tonight, a child was born. The child was born under the same full moon that shone on that child before it shone on us in Tampa tonight. That child’s mother loves that child just […]
Last week’s devastating hurricane left the southern tip of Haiti in a state of chaos. According to the United Nations, an estimated 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 1,000 Haitians have died. In some parts of the country, over 90 percent of the homes were damaged or destroyed. It […]
As we here in the United States remember those who were lost in the tragedy of September 11, 2001, we struggle to make sense of senselessness and to bring fairness to a world that seems so unfair. In Haiti, those who survived the devastating earthquake six years ago continue to suffer. The cholera outbreak that […]
On a sunny July day, Village Partners International brought Tampa Bay kids together to race, hula hoop, craft, and play. They sat in circles for folk stories, waited excitedly to get their faces painted, slurped down icy cold snow cones, and packed surgical gauze for future medical mission trips. “I came across the event online […]