Courtney is a former Apprentice in Shared Living. Through this program with Beyond Borders she spent a year living in Haiti, 8 months of which was spent with a Haitian family outside the city of Leogane. During this time she learned Kreyòl and as much as she could of Haitian customs and culture. She is happy to be back in the country after more than two years away!
Courtney has just finished her first year studying International Development at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. She has one year left to complete her studies and is planning to write her thesis on the empowerment of women through microfinance in Haiti.
While she is here, she will be helping N a Sonje to improve the website, fundraise for the scholarship program, and collect pictures, video and stories for the microcredit program.