Pathway to a Better Life: Chemen Lavi Miyò (short)

This 6-minute film follows case workers in Haiti's central plateau as they work with new members of a program to reach people living in extreme poverty.

This 6-minute film follows case workers in Haiti's central plateau as they work with new members of a program to reach people living in extreme poverty. The program - Chemen Lavi Miyò or "Pathway to a Better Life" in Haitian creole - is testing a new approach to helping people living in extreme poverty to transition into a sustainable way of life. This highly structured and intensive program combines livelihoods and basic support with training and financial management so that at the end of just 18 months, participants will be equipped with the skills and a business plan to move themselves out of poverty. The case managers "accompany" the women now in the early stages of their journey out of extreme poverty - a time of great change in their lives, but also some setbacks. 

Camera/editor: Peter Cairns

Written and produced by Jeanette Thomas

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