Updated: Feb 22
This week, Overture sent an email to to follow up on our exciting organizational announcement and to share next steps about ESPWA and YOUR part in it.
As you’ve been hearing the last few weeks, there have been some big changes recently. Free the Kids passed the mantle of leadership for its work in Haiti, specifically ESPWA, to our team at Overture International. As you all turn the page with us to this new chapter, we can’t wait to see what we will do together!
We are confident that this decision comes at a pivotal point in time. We believe we can bring our vision to life with all of you by our side. We’re ready to see strong communities, empowered by strong families, overcome poverty with their own power, skills and determination. We believe this can be and will be the reality for the southern department of Haiti!
You might be surprised to learn that we aren’t new to this work. In fact, the Overture team has worked with (and some directly for) ESPWA for nearly a decade, so the relationship between our two organizations is longstanding. Read More
Here are a few other good things to know about us as we dive into our partnership together to champion communities in Haiti!
01 | Our Mission
Our mission is to empower families living in extreme poverty through sustainable social, community and economic development. Sound like something you could get on board with?!
02 | Our Faith
Overture embraces our shared faith and is guided by the love of God in our mission work in Haiti. We are fully committed to continuing ESPWA's Catholic traditions and programming (religious education, sacraments, liturgy and service) for the development of values and moral decision-making.
03 | Our Name
Our name “Overture” literally means an opening or introduction to something more substantial (think orchestras or operas). We believe our work represents that introduction to opportunity for a meaningful life without poverty.
04 | Our Logo
Our logo symbolizes a hurricane because our organization was born in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which devastated the southern department of Haiti in October 2016. While this logo represents our origin, it also speaks to our commitment to sustainable development (empowering local communities so that the work can continue whether or not we can physically be there).
05 | We Empower
As the financial sponsor for ESPWA, we act as the catalyst or the fuel that powers the mission and work of ESPWA. Financial sponsors empower, equip and energize!
06 | We Are Committed
We are 100% committed to sustaining the work of ESPWA because we believe that children play a vital role in our vision for the families and communities in Haiti. Children develop best in caring families. Families strengthen in vibrant communities. Communities secure the future through their children. Together, our collective impact will change the future by making every attempt to keep children in the most natural and supportive environment possible – the family.
07 | We Are Unique!
By continuing to partner with us, you have a chance to be a part of something no other organization is currently doing: developing children, families and communities in southern Haiti.
We can’t wait to continue with you on this journey to pair our mission with the work of ESPWA and ultimately make a bigger impact on the families and children there.
If you have more questions, feel free to visit our FAQs page –
you can even submit your own questions there!