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Local couple gives back to their Haitian homeland


By Maya Beecham

Contributing Writer

A journey of 2,186 miles from Minnesota to southern Haiti is a regular trip for Nick and Madeleine Avignon. Throughout the year, they travel to their native country to plant seeds in lives and harvest leaders. In 2001, with the help of friends, they founded Christian Operation for Health Education and Development (COFHED). The organization’s mission is to engage in long-term community-led development in southern Haiti. Nick said, “I always had a desire to go back to my home country and do community development work. Continue Reading →

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