Troy Sanon

Troy Sanon, a US citizen, was born in Haiti and completed his elementary and secondary education there. His father was a pastor, so he grew up in a rich faith community and faith in Jesus was at the center of his life. At 16, he moved to the US, where he worked and continued his studies, primarily with a focus in business administration; he holds a doctorate in business administration with concentration in strategic management and social capital.

Over the years, Troy has worked for various businesses and non-profit organizations in both the US and Haiti. After a devastating earthquake shook Haiti in 2010, he requested time off from his position in New York to volunteer as a translator for medical teams aboard the USNS Comfort. In 2011, he moved back to Haiti and has worked in community development as a country program manager and social business coordinator. He brings extensive experience in program monitoring and evaluation, as well as project management.

Jul 8, 2019 by Troy Sanon

It’s Not Just Peanuts! Church + Community = Transformation

In March, Haiti was affected by violent protests and World Renew and our partner staff have, like the entire population, suffered the strain and threat of violence and disruption....

Dec 11, 2018 by Troy Sanon

Training Strengthens Commitment to Inclusive Community Empowerment

HAITI - World Renew’s commitment to reconciliation and restoration compels us to ensure that the vulnerable and marginalized are considered and included in community development. In Haiti, World Renew hosted a 3-day training session in November for our staff and staff of local partners and networks.

Oct 4, 2018 by Troy Sanon

Strong Partnerships Support Successful Saving

HAITI - In Haiti, World Renew's partner FOTADEL creates UZIMA through Village Savings and Loans groups, as well as programs in horticulture and literacy.

Jun 8, 2018 by Troy Sanon

Food Security Depends on Seed Security

HAITI - When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in 2016, it devastated much of the country. In the southeastern town of Jacmel, crops were washed away, fruit trees were destroyed, and homes and farm buildings were demolished with everything in them, including stored food.

Mar 13, 2018 by Troy Sanon

A Post-Hurricane Twist on the Haitian Tradition of Konbit

After Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti in 2016, World Renew joined forces with our local partner there, the Federation of Organizations and Agricultural Technicians of Léogane (FOTADEL), to organize "cash for Konbit” activities. In Haiti, a konbit is an event where the community comes together to accomplish something to benefit one member of their community or the community at large. To participate in a konbit is to help your neighbor. In rural Haiti, when a farmer needs help to prepare his or her garden, they call for volunteers and a konbit happens! Members of the community come together to get the job done and, in return, are provided with food and drink. On the hills of Léogane, FOTADEL decided to try a post-hurricane version of a konbit by calling for people to work together on each other’s farms in exchange for a small amount of money. In adopting and modifying the cultural practice of konbit for a post-hurricane landscape, FOTADEL creatively used a great Haitian resource — its people — to support those in need of help rebuilding their food supplies, while equipping the helpers to be able to take care of their own needs for food and provisions. Participants best knew their families’ needs and so were able to meet them, while also supporting the recovery of the entire community through replanting and the injection of money into the local economies. With a selection criterion that prioritized the most vulnerable, the “cash for konbit” program has far exceeded its initial goal of helping 350 farms. 1,750 people “came out for konbit” and reestablished far more than the target of 200 hectares (almost 500 acres).

Dec 12, 2017 by Troy Sanon

Transforming communities through the empowerment of local churches and schools

The Leadership Program is designed to empower church pastors, preachers, evangelists, sunday school teachers, and youth leaders, as well as directors and teachers of local Christian schools, all of whom in turn train those with whom they work.

Sep 20, 2017 by Troy Sanon

A Natural Leader Joins Forces with World Renew

When World Renew was involved in the building of a tank-based rainwater harvesting system in Blain, Mr. Delice and his wife Manette were involved as well. They live in Blain with their children Jonathan and Christine Marie Naomie, while their children Fedner and Sara attend high school in Port-Au-Prince.

Jun 2, 2017 by Troy Sanon

A, B, C, D, Snip, Snip, Snip

In rural Haiti, it’s not easy to be a business owner, especially if you don’t even know how to read. Enjoying the income and self-reliance of the entrepreneurial life can be out of reach for the 39% of Haitians who aren’t literate. World Renew Haiti is making that connection for the young people and adults who participate in their literacy classes. Now students in the poor and remote parts of the country who complete literacy training have the opportunity to learn barbering, a skill that will allow them to run their own businesses and generate income for their families.

May 30, 2017 by Troy Sanon

So Many Acronyms, So Much Potential for Change

There are a lot of acronyms here at World Renew: PAG, NEICORD, FOTADEL, SLDS, CECS... They can be a little overwhelming until you know that each acronym simply represents one of the 84 organizations World Renew partners with in 31 countries around the globe. Our partners work at the local level, helping identify a community’s needs and its capacity to implement and sustain solutions to those needs. Each acronym represents enormous potential for changing stories. So read on to discover how World Renew and Haitian partners PWOFOD and ADJGH are fostering local leadership and development in the community of Gressier, Haiti.

May 28, 2017 by Troy Sanon

A Few Hours and A Handful of Beans

World Renew longs for community transformation. Transformation happens when communities learn to develop, implement, and sustain their own solutions to problems. World Renew partners with organizations around the world to provide support as communities do this hard work. When a community is involved in assessing their own capacity for change, the odds of transformation are strengthened.