Haitians Commemorate the 2010 Earthquake with #12JanvyeMDeside

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Woy Magazine invited you to share the decisions the tragic earthquake of January 12, 2010 inspired you to make. Haitians and lovers of Haiti from all over shared their initiatives, resolves and stories. We would like to thank all of you for sharing. Your stories are inspirational and powerful. #12JanvyeMDeside (January 12th, I Decided)

Here are a few of the posts shared with us today via Instagram and Twitter that touched us:



(#12JanvyeMDeside that I will not be just a spectator only complaining about everything bad. Change starts with me, and my brothers and sisters.)

(#12JanvyeMDeside to work to bring effective popular communication to Haiti.)


(#12JanvyeMDeside apply my knowledge and competence in service of Haiti and my fellow Haitians, to fight for my country and help it advance.)

(#12JanvyeMDeside to reach my hand out to you, believe in you, support you for another Haiti.)


(#12JanvyeMDeside to understand that you and I are not alive today by chance, but as a responsibility, an obligation that life has given us to change tomorrow.)


#12JanvyeMDeside “I Started online classes to teach sewing skills for free to help anyone who was displaced, or needed a way to generate funds. My classes are geared [towards] people who only have needle and thread, home sewing machines, and if you owned an industrial machine professional sewing finishes to make your item more sellable.”                  – @nit_ra via Instagram. 


#12JanvyeMDeside “We started Belle Vue Tours to share our history and culture while also helping some of us find our way back home to take part in her development.” @bellevuetours via Instagram.

#12JanvyeMDeside “…I’ve been working to bring a tech company to Haiti, and that’s just what I intend to do to honor those who lost their lives and to create a new way for the survivors and the upcoming generation. Those who lost their lives will not be forgotten. Ever. I honor you and all of our acestors. Ayibobo!!!” – @toussainttech via Instagram. 



Join us with your own #12JanvyeMDeside pledges in the comments below.





Graphic by: Gio Jules

Photo by: Samuel Dameus



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