'To Fool The Rain'

Fonkoze's book about Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

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To Fool the Rain by Steven Werlin

To Fool the Rain tells the story of the women who use the Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM)  program’s help to change their families’ lives. The program lasts for eighteen months, or twenty-one if you count the time it takes to select the families who will participate in it. In a sense, it’s work that can appear to have a beginning, a middle, and an end.

 

You choose a family, help the woman who leads it start a couple of small businesses, and coach her as she makes her way towards graduation. We have a method that addresses extreme poverty, and we have proven that the method almost always works. Over 95% of our families succeed.

 

The most important lesson that our program has taught us so far is that extremely poor women – women like Rose Marthe and Ytelèt – can improve their lives if they are given a reasonable chance to do so. That lesson directly implies a corollary: Extremely poor families suffer the deprivations of their poverty because those of us who could give them that reasonable chance do not decide to help. Extreme poverty exists because we do not choose to eliminate it.

 For international orders, please order through Amazon here.

$16.95 paperback

(plus $3.50 US ONLY shipping)

"It is a prayer lifted on their behalf."

 -Garcelle Beauvais, Actress, Author and Talk Show Host.

BBC Interviews Steven Werlin - Listen Now!

"To Fool the Rain should be required reading for anyone who has either dreamed or doubted that a poverty-free world is achievable..."

 -Alex Counts, Founder, Grameen Foundation

"Werlin takes us on a riveting journey down narrow dirt paths...to introduce us to some of the courageous women of Haiti's Central Plateau."

 -Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti's Secretary of State for the Integration of

Persons with Disabilities

Steven Werlin has been a faculty member at Shimer College, in Chicago, since 1996. That same year, he also began traveling to Haiti. He started working with Fonkoze in early 2005 and continued to help with various projects for its communications, grant writing and education teams until March 2009, when he became the manager of its branch in the southeastern town of Marigot.

 

Since 2010, he has been working for Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM), Fonkoze's program for the extreme poor. He started as a regional director and is now the Communications and Learning Officer.

 

Living in haiti for nearly 12 years now, Werlin divides his time between a room in a house in Kaglo, a village in the mountains above Port-au-Prince, and several other residences.

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'To Fool The Rain'

Fonkoze's book about Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

»

To Fool the Rain by Steven Werlin

To Fool the Rain tells the story of the women who use the Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM)  program’s help to change their families’ lives. The program lasts for eighteen months, or twenty-one if you count the time it takes to select the families who will participate in it. In a sense, it’s work that can appear to have a beginning, a middle, and an end.

 

You choose a family, help the woman who leads it start a couple of small businesses, and coach her as she makes her way towards graduation. We have a method that addresses extreme poverty, and we have proven that the method almost always works. Over 95% of our families succeed.

 

The most important lesson that our program has taught us so far is that extremely poor women – women like Rose Marthe and Ytelèt – can improve their lives if they are given a reasonable chance to do so. That lesson directly implies a corollary: Extremely poor families suffer the deprivations of their poverty because those of us who could give them that reasonable chance do not decide to help. Extreme poverty exists because we do not choose to eliminate it.

$16.95 paperback

(plus $3.50 US ONLY shipping)

For international orders, please order through Amazon here.

"It is a prayer lifted on their behalf."

 -Garcelle Beauvais, Actress, Author and Talk Show Host.

BBC Interviews Steven Werlin - Listen Now!

"Werlin takes us on a riveting journey down narrow dirt paths...to introduce us to some of the courageous women of Haiti's Central Plateau."

 -Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti's Secretary of State for the Integration of

Persons with Disabilities

"To Fool the Rain should be required reading for anyone who has either dreamed or doubted that a poverty-free world is achievable..."

 -Alex Counts, Founder, Grameen Foundation

Steven Werlin has been a faculty member at Shimer College, in Chicago, since 1996. That same year, he also began traveling to Haiti. He started working with Fonkoze in early 2005 and continued to help with various projects for its communications, grant writing and education teams until March 2009, when he became the manager of its branch in the southeastern town of Marigot.

 

Since 2010, he has been working for Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM), Fonkoze's program for the extreme poor. He started as a regional director and is now the Communications and Learning Officer.

 

Living in haiti for nearly 12 years now, Werlin divides his time between a room in a house in Kaglo, a village in the mountains above Port-au-Prince, and several other residences.

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'To Fool The Rain'

Fonkoze's book about Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

To Fool the Rain by Steven Werlin

To Fool the Rain tells the story of the women who use the Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM)  program’s help to change their families’ lives. The program lasts for eighteen months, or twenty-one if you count the time it takes to select the families who will participate in it. In a sense, it’s work that can appear to have a beginning, a middle, and an end.

 

You choose a family, help the woman who leads it start a couple of small businesses, and coach her as she makes her way towards graduation. We have a method that addresses extreme poverty, and we have proven that the method almost always works. Over 95% of our families succeed.

 

The most important lesson that our program has taught us so far is that extremely poor women – women like Rose Marthe and Ytelèt – can improve their lives if they are given a reasonable chance to do so. That lesson directly implies a corollary: Extremely poor families suffer the deprivations of their poverty because those of us who could give them that reasonable chance do not decide to help. Extreme poverty exists because we do not choose to eliminate it.

$16.95 paperback

(plus $3.50 US ONLY shipping)

For international orders, please order through Amazon here.

"It is a prayer lifted on their behalf."

 -Garcelle Beauvais, Actress, Author and

Talk Show Host.

BBC Interviews Steven Werlin - Listen Now!

"To Fool the Rain should be required reading for anyone who has either dreamed or doubted that a poverty-free world is achievable..."

 -Alex Counts, Founder, Grameen Foundation

"Werlin takes us on a riveting journey down narrow dirt paths...to introduce us to some of the courageous women of Haiti's Central Plateau."

 -Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti's Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities

Steven Werlin has been a faculty member at Shimer College, in Chicago, since 1996. That same year, he also began traveling to Haiti. He started working with Fonkoze in early 2005 and continued to help with various projects for its communications, grant writing and education teams until March 2009, when he became the manager of its branch in the southeastern town of Marigot.

 

Since 2010, he has been working for Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM), Fonkoze's program for the extreme poor. He started as a regional director and is now the Communications and Learning Officer.

 

Living in haiti for nearly 12 years now, Werlin divides his time between a room in a house in Kaglo, a village in the mountains above Port-au-Prince, and several other residences.

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'To Fool The Rain'

Fonkoze's book about Haiti's Poor and their Pathway to a Better Life

To Fool the Rain by Steven Werlin

To Fool the Rain tells the story of the women who use the Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM)  program’s help to change their families’ lives. The program lasts for eighteen months, or twenty-one if you count the time it takes to select the families who will participate in it. In a sense, it’s work that can appear to have a beginning, a middle, and an end.

 

You choose a family, help the woman who leads it start a couple of small businesses, and coach her as she makes her way towards graduation. We have a method that addresses extreme poverty, and we have proven that the method almost always works. Over 95% of our families succeed.

 

The most important lesson that our program has taught us so far is that extremely poor women – women like Rose Marthe and Ytelèt – can improve their lives if they are given a reasonable chance to do so. That lesson directly implies a corollary: Extremely poor families suffer the deprivations of their poverty because those of us who could give them that reasonable chance do not decide to help. Extreme poverty exists because we do not choose to eliminate it.

$16.95 paperback

(plus $3.50 US ONLY shipping)

For international orders, please order through Amazon here.

"It is a prayer lifted on

their behalf."

 -Garcelle Beauvais, Actress, Author and Talk Show Host.

BBC Interviews Steven Werlin Listen Now!

"Werlin takes us on a riveting journey down narrow dirt paths...to introduce us to some of the courageous women of Haiti's Central Plateau."

 -Gerald Oriol, Jr., Haiti's Secretary of State for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities

"To Fool the Rain should be required reading for anyone who has either dreamed or doubted that a poverty-free world is achievable..."

 -Alex Counts, Founder, Grameen Foundation

Steven Werlin has been a faculty member at Shimer College, in Chicago, since 1996. That same year, he also began traveling to Haiti. He started working with Fonkoze in early 2005 and continued to help with various projects for its communications, grant writing and education teams until March 2009, when he became the manager of its branch in the southeastern town of Marigot.

 

Since 2010, he has been working for Chemen Lavi Miyò (CLM), Fonkoze's program for the extreme poor. He started as a regional director and is now the Communications and Learning Officer.

 

Living in haiti for nearly 12 years now, Werlin divides his time between a room in a house in Kaglo, a village in the mountains above Port-au-Prince, and several other residences.

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