The Fondation des Jeunes Haitiennes Optimistes was founded in September 2009 by Jocelyne Firmin to help Haitian girls develop leadership skills, build self-esteem and reinforce their human dignity. The FJHO also provides counseling, financial support and job opportunities for its members.
For more information visit www.fjho.blogspot.com
All photographs were taken in January 2010.
The text is transcribed from an interview with Jocelyne Firmin.