Jean Enock Joseph is a born storyteller. Seated behind a desk at his office in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, he energetically waves his hands as he explains his work. Mr. Joseph clearly has endless enthusiasm for his subject â€“ powered by the raw energy of a reformer.
“With sheer willpower and hardly any means, we’ve built our projects on efficiency and vision,” he says, his singsong French rising and falling with each sentence. “We’ve focused on inclusion, fairness, excellence, and making a difference. Those are our values â€“ and we’ve produced results.”
Pastor Enock (as he’s better known) is an evangelical preacher, which goes some way to explaining his rousing speaking style. But he’s also a passionate advocate of lay issues, such as access to education and housing, needs that continue to bypass large swaths of the population here.