• Welcome to Marie-Claire Dorcely and Rachel Pierre-Champagne to Jacksonville May 21-22.

    Marie-Claire Dorcely and Rachel Pierre-Champagne represent two key missions of Fonkoze. They will share how Fonkoze is empowering women in Haiti to break out of poverty amidst pandemic, natural disaster and civil unrest. In the face of pandemic, natural disaster and civil unrest, Fonkoze, a Haitian-led organization, has enabled hundreds of women and their families to escape extreme poverty and move toward financial stability as farmers and owners of small businesses.

  • Listen: Thursday, May 19 at 9:00 am on WJCT 89.9 FM

    First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross

    interview with Marie-Claire Dorcely (Fonkoze) and Breanna Sooter (Riverside Presbyterian Church)

  • $15,000 Challenge Match

    A Jacksonville foundation has announced a $15,000 challenge match for funds raised for

    Fonkoze in Haiti through RPC. Fonkoze is empowering women in Haiti to lift their families

    out of poverty; funds raised through RPC will be targeted towards women’s health.

    Fonkoze’s Boutik Sante nurses will partner with Profamil to staff mobile clinics to

    provide cancer screening and other services. Click here to have your gift matched

  • Meet Rachel Pierre-Champagne

    Ms. Pierre-Champagne is the Director of Education of Fonkoze’s Haitian non-profit arm, Fondasyon Kolè Zepol. She designs and implements adult education courses to teach some of Haiti’s most vulnerable women the life skills they need to raise their families out of ultra-poverty. She holds masters’ degrees from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from Wheaton College in International Relations and French Studies.

  • Hors d'oeuvres Reception: Saturday, May 21: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

    Jacksonville Historical Society’s Old St. Andrew’s

    317 A. Philip Randolph Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32202

    Hosted by Riverside Presbyterian Church and Uptown Civitans

  • Meet Marie-Claire Dorcely

    Fonkoze is the leading microfinance lender in Haiti and Ms. Dorcely is the Chief Administrative Officer of Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze. A native of Haiti, she lived in the United States for 23 years before returning to Haiti in 2014. She holds bachelor’s and master's degrees in Business Administration.

  • Sunday School Class: Sunday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.

    In Person and via Zoom. 

    Riverside Presbyterian Church, Thompson Parlor

    849 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204

    Click to register for the Zoom class