Clef’ To Raise Millions For Haiti…

Musician Wyclef Jean announces his \"Together For Haiti\" program to help provide food and employment to the struggling country of Haiti during a news conference at the Gansevoort Hotel in New York May 20, 2008.
Via Reuters

Haitian-born hip-hop star Wyclef Jean launched a new initiative to help his impoverished homeland on Tuesday following last month’s deadly food riots.

The initiative is aimed at raising $48 million over the next six months to fund expanded food distribution, job creation and assistance for farmers in the poorest country in the Americas.

Dubbed “Together For Haiti” it is backed by the World Food Program, the Pan American Development Foundation and Yele Haiti, Jean’s charitable foundation for Haiti.

“We have come together to launch this new initiative because I believe we can do more and better for Haiti when we act together,” Jean told a Manhattan news conference.

“We are not only interested in feeding people in response to the current crisis, but we want to offer them an alternative that can help them in a sustainable way,” he said.

“Together For Haiti” plans to employ 1,800 people a day in poor areas, distribute food to 1.5 million people and provide fertilizers to 55,000 farmers. Grants will also be given to 9,000 families to support the development of micro-enterprises.

“We want to give them the opportunity to set up a small business which they can live on instead of assisting them every time there is a crisis,” Jean told Reuters.

He was accompanied at the news conference by aid officials and by fellow musician and social activist Paul Simon, who promised support.

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3 thoughts on “Clef’ To Raise Millions For Haiti…

  1. Someone used my name to write a Wyclef Jean, please the personal of this web erase these comment under my Jeff veillard for me please.May God bless.

    Best regards,

    J.V

  2. I am jeff veillard Haitian man 28 years old born in petion-ville Haiti , I like music specially hip hop and I sing too.now I’m living in the states I would like to meet wyclef jean again just to make him know his work is good for Haiti .I would like to make a song with him too just to show our nation connection give power.

  3. SIR CELF I AM JEFF VEILLARD AYOUNG HAITIAN MAN I WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE THE WORK THAT YOU DO FOR OUR NATION .THANK YOU SO MUCH MAY god bless you.please sir would you be so kind to contact me or let someone contact me on my email address just i can share my life with you a little bit.i know you believe in honest people i am not perfect, bujt i can do my best as a haintian man to be honest hare are my email: veillard_jeff@yahoo.fr may god bless you and your beautiful family, peace a nd all that is good for your life.
    sincerely,
    jeff veillard

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