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Haitian strength resilience

Secrets of Haitian Resilience

Samuel Thidor, Co-founder and Director of Projects for MPM Haiti, joins Wild Wonder Podcast host Kristen Llorca to shed light on the secrets of Haitian strength and resilience, through vodou, ancestral work, spirits, and lwa (or loa). Translating for Samuel, from Haitian Creole to English, is his co-founder Christen Parker-Yarnal joining the talk from Miami.

Today’s episode focuses on:

– How the Haitian people face and overcome seemingly impossible challenges and adversary through an ingrained sense of strength and resiliency.
– The dominant belief systems in Haiti
– Differences between dominant religions and how they form a beautiful tapestry of beliefs that empower individuals and bring Haitian people together in community.
– The current challenges in Haiti and how to help.

To contribute to MPM Haiti, visit www.mpmhaiti.org. Whatever the donation is, is that much more that will go to families in dire need.

Note: This podcast episode has been edited, so that the Haitian Creole conversations are shorter, making it easier for English speakers to follow. If you would like to listen to the full dialogue without editing, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ib4znWRdU.




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