Erin Wildermuth Erin Wildermuth, Documentation and Communications Officer, Haiti Erin Wildermuth’s stories Haiti: A culture of entrepreneurship June 2, 2011 Mention of Haiti often brings forth images of rampant unemployment, desperation and a society of people who are just barely making ends meet. While this is not an incorrect image, it is incomplete. Haiti: Market fairs acting as mobile money boot camp in Haiti May 25, 2011 On May 13, the Haiti Economic Recovery Team arrived on site in Saint-Marc’s 5eme section to witness our first market fair. Haiti: Insuring Haiti's small businesses April 19, 2011 Late last month, a number of businessmen, journalists and community organizers gathered in Port-au-Prince to witness the launch of the Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organization (MiCRO). Haiti: Overcoming challenges in the field: Haiti's mobile money program March 31, 2011 One of the more inspired advantages that Mercy Corps hopes to bring to vulnerable communities via mobile money is easy access to financial services. A good number of places with high cell phone penetration are many miles from the nearest banking institution. Haiti: Learning and teaching mobile money technology in Saut D’Eau, Haiti March 4, 2011 It was the day of the first mobile money disbursement in Saut D’Eau, a small town in Haiti known for its waterfalls and voodoo folklore. Thanks to a grant from USAID/HIFIVE, 100 beneficiaries had been selected to receive their unconditional cash grants via cellular phone. Haiti: A one-time grant can help save lives in Haiti February 15, 2011 In early January, Louis Jeune Dadyne had finally infiltrated a Mercy Corps Mobile Money event. She sat quietly in the back of the small, outdoor classroom, next to a particularly rambunctious prospective vendor.