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Commentary: Who’s a hero? Haitians can help themselves, too

A prime grievance with non-governmental orgs and international aid is that, however well-intentioned, prolonged assistance can cripple, rather than strengthen the ability of Haitians to take  more ownership and leadership of their livelihood, communities, and future direction.

Ella TurenneActivist, educator, and HuffPost Contributor, Ella Turenne discusses the role of NGOs in the reconstruction of Haiti, and the necessity for visible, ‘homegrown’ heroes.


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