Carline is a native of Haiti and the co-Founder of a volunteer-driven not-for-profit organization (HavServe) that supports community-led development through volunteerism in least developed countries.
Carline believes that volunteerism benefits both society and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity, cooperation, and reciprocity among citizens, and by creating opportunities to empower citizens to realize their potentials and shape the direction of their communities, their country, and the world.
Carline is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism within the framework of the Millennium Development Goals by local Haitians and international volunteers is a powerful means of engaging Haitians in implementing the 8 MDGS in their individual communities and in Haiti as a whole. Carline shared with me that people can contribute time, skills and knowledge through volunteer action, and these combined efforts can be a significant force for Haiti’s sustainable development. Carline strongly believes that if development in Haiti is to be effective and sustainable, the Haitians affected by poverty must take ownership of the development of their own communities and country.
According to Carline’s website, the “name, HavServe, comes from the understanding that if you have, you serve. If you have time, you serve. If you have compassion, you serve. If you have resources, you serve. If you have knowledge, you serve. Thus, HavServe aims to draw upon the skills and talents of those that have, to serve and to help implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through volunteering their time, resources, knowledge, and investing themselves in community-led development globally.”
Since the inception of HavServe, Carline has struggled to make her own little impact in the lives of Haitian children displaced by the earthquake of January 12, 2010 by launching a Pilot Project to promote the Millennium Development Goals for Haiti in the remote village of Lebrun and the Haitian society at large. She has been crowned by her friends and peers “A HERO FOR A BETTER HAITI” by many whom she has touched their lives. Her vision is to use sustainable volunteer actions to make Haiti a better place for the down trodden, a society free of poverty and access to education for all. She is a role model to all who come in contact with her.
I am nominating Carline, based on her selfless contribution, donation and dedication to the upkeep of women, youth, and children’s welfare in her community and the less fortunate in the society of Haiti as a third world country.
I am proud to know there are people like Carline who are standing up for the Millennium Development Goals for Haiti and her services are needed and should be recognized when we consider the common cause for the upkeep of the Haitian society in this time of Haiti’s history.
by Prince Frederick von Saxe-Lauenberg, Germany