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Charles Stewart (center in orange) interim CEO, joins Heifer staff at the Les Cayes, Haiti office on Monday, the first official day of meetings and visits.

"I'd like to thank our colleagues at Heifer Haiti for receiving us as you work to rebuild Haiti, bigger and better, from the ground up," Stewart said in the morning meeting.

"For all intents and purposes, today we are all Haitian; from January we became a part of you and the work you're doing. I admit to being impatient for answers, but I now know the time invested has been worth it.

"I believe with every ounce of my being that it is perhaps the plan, if replicated and emulated across Haiti, that can help change the future of this country for the better. I'm very honored and humbled to be here."


Donna Stokes

Donna Stokes is the managing editor of World Ark magazine. She has worked for Heifer International since September 2008 when she leaped over to the nonprofit world from a two-decade career in newspaper journalism.