Calvin Boldt is a father with a deep commitment to Haiti. Just months before a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the poorest nation in the Americas, Calvin and his wife brougth home their adopted Haitian son Watson. As they watched the tragedy - which killed 316,000 people - unfold on television, their commitment to Haiti solidified and they began to search for a way to effect long-term change in the country they love.
Just over a year later, Calvin traveled back to Haiti with HOPE international Development Agency to try to understand how long-term development works. In 'HOPE In Haiti', Calvin witnesses the tremendous need Haiti - one that existed long before the earthquake: devastating poverty, no access to clean water, infertile farmland and lack of education. Calvin also experiences the overwhelming power that communities have when they work together. Through the strong farming cooperatives that HOPE supports, Haiti's rural communities are lifting themselves out of poverty and creating long-term changes that will help the entire nation.