Project Medishare featured in documentary film
Once There Was A Country: Revisiting Haiti, a film by noted philanthropist and Miami local, Kimberly Green will air on Miami’s WPBT-TV, Channel 2 at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. The film narrated by former U.S. poet laureate Dr. Maya Angelou and Guy Johnson, the 55-minute film examines the economic and health issues plaguing Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Green is president of the Green Family Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Steven J. Green.
“It was not until I first traveled to Haiti in 2001 that I learned of the incredible struggles and hardships that the people of Haiti, our neighbors, face every day. I knew immediately that these were stories that needed to be told,” Green said. “I am grateful to the team at PBS for creating an opportunity to further raise awareness of the crisis in Haiti. When PBS viewers watch Once There Was A Country: Revisiting Haiti, it is my hope that they too will be moved and inspired to join me in trying to make a difference.”
Currently, the Green Family Foundation plays an active role in funding community-driven health and development programs in Haiti. Project Medishare, featured in Once There Was a Country: Revisiting Haiti and a GFF funded organization, are now expanding their services to supplement the community health program, and have broken ground on the Medical Complex and Training Center for Childhood Nutrition and Treatment in Thomonde, Haiti. For more information on how to help, visit www.greenff.org or www.projectmedishare.org.