Overhaul or Change of Processes and Services
Some of Gratitude’s Fellows and Alumni have had to alter how they normally provide services. The government of Haiti initially shut down Meds & Food for Kids Haiti (2018 Gratitude Fellow) on March 20th. Their employees were able to successfully ask the Haitian government to reconsider; Meds& Foods for Kids produces and distributes fortified peanut butter, an essential treatment for malnourishment in children. They were able to reopen with increased employee safety precautions and have been in operation with no onsite foreigners for the first time ever; the St. Louis office supporting and helping to problem- solve issues via daily phone calls.
One of our 2020 Fellows,Devatop has adapted their TALKAM app, an innovative project that utilizes technology tools to monitor, track, and report human trafficking and human rights abuses, to increase reporting of gender based violence and trafficking during COVID-19.