Bénicia Souffrant, better known as "Madan Janba", is the oldest living woman on planet earth in 2018. Madan Janba is 125 years old and lives in the locality of Moyette, 8th communal section of Petit-Goâve.
"Madan Janba" retains her mental capacity. She continues to think logically thinking; she argues and has a strong personality. Mrs. Jamba is unable to see very well. She has some hearing problems and sometimes complains of physical pains.
Officially, the oldest woman in the world is 118 year old Emma Morano who was born on November 29, 1899 in Italy. Due to our record keeping system, we may never be able to prove that Bénicia Souffrant, "Madan Janba", is in fact the oldest living woman on earth in the year 2018
On Friday, March 23, 2018, Jacky Lumarque, Rector of Quisqueya University and former Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis visited Mrs. Jamba, living in the 8th communal section of Petit-Goâve. As per local information, Mrs. Jamba is almost deaf and blind and at 125 years of age, she is the oldest human being living in Haiti now. Her real name is Bénicia Souffrant, but she is better known under the name "Madam Jamba". She has already turned 126 on last June 24th, 2018.
The Rector of Quisqueya University has told the correspondents present on the site that from now on his university will take care of Mrs. Jamba. She will live the rest of her life in her new and comfortable house. The University has hired two local women for her care and support. They will help to maintain her eating and other habits unchanged and provide means for a better life. Lumarque also said that when a person reaches 100 years of age, such person becomes a heritage. He has a friend who is the director of the 'Claire Heureuse' Foundation that looks after the elderly. As per his gathered information, Mrs. Jamba is facing a lack of supervision and needs regular monitoring-- 'Claire Heureuse' will look at that.
One week before this visit, another delegation from Quisqueya University led by Mrs. Judith Auguste, visited Mrs. Jamba. The old lady was quite happy to welcome the group. Deputy Mayor Delor Desgranges who was present at the delegation brought gifts for the lady. While talking to the correspondents present, Mrs. Judith expressed her University's future plan to take care of this lady till her last day. Her condition of health will be assessed by a diagnostic report under the supervision of Lumarque, the Rector of University. As per Lumarque's statement, the objective of this earlier delegation was to explore and initiate the first contacts with Mrs. Jamba.
Presently, the oldest woman living in the world is Emma Morano, a tiny, 116-year-old Italian woman whose authenticity of age has been officially confirmed. If Mrs. Jamba can prove her age officially, she would the oldest living woman on the earth.
Here is a picture of a Haitian woman being carried as her house in the North of the country, specifically in Cap-Haitian, is flooded.
Following the recent rain in last February, at least six people died in the town of Borgne, and thousands of people were affected in Cap-Haitien in the north. In the Northern coast, the heavy and prolonged rain occurred between 9 to 11 February 2016. The cities like Port-de-Paix and Cap-Haïtien, were severely affected, over 200 homes were damaged forcing families to leave their home. There was prior red alert (highest level) from the Civil Defence about the heavy rain in North Haiti which could cause flooding and landslide. Following the instructions of then Prime Minister Evans Paul, the North Emergency Centre (CUN) has distributed food, mattresses, sheets and hygienic kits to the victims.
Here is a picture of what is to be known as the oldest living couple in the area of spring valley. An Haitian Couple married for 82 years, Duranord and Jeanne Veillard
The couple were blessed with five children, all of whom would eventually join them in Spring Valley where they settled. Today, age has left his body weaker, but his mind and personality are as strong as ever, and his wife is still the quieter of the two, content to sit by his side and listen to his jokes or his singing. The Veillards, when they eventually pass, will be succeeded by their children, grand and great-grandchildren.
Here is a picture of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe with an elderly Haitian Woman.
Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Resigns under Mounting Political Pressure
Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, under pressure from the government, civil society, and the international community, declared he was resigning from office on TV in the wee hours of Sunday morning. In his remarks he said he was leaving office ". . . with a feeling of accomplishment" That Saturday, President Michel Martelly, who had welcomed the suggestions of the Consultative Commission (CC), asked for Lamothe's resignation in order to break the gridlock of delayed general elections. Overdue by three-and-half years, it has caused wide-spread violent demonstrations in the capital and elsewhere in the country.
located in the North of Little Haiti Miami, Florida, Haitian Emmanuel Baptist Church was established in 1973 by Rev. Wilner Maxy. He has been pastor to this Community Church since and became a leader in community involvement. Pastor Maxy believes in working to magnify God through worship and service.
Emmanuel Haitian Baptist Church cares for the spiritual needs of the community as well as its current physical needs. It does its part by providing a variety of outreach services for the elderly and children in the community.
The church has been involved in charitable work in the Haitian community in Miami and also in Haiti with food, clothing and education for the community.
The Church is currently working on an ambitious plan to build a multipurpose center that will serve parishioners and the local community to promote growth through educational, social, economic, health and wellness services to children, youth, adult and senior citizens. The services include: daycare, art, theater, education, tutoring and daily living survival tool
Eglise Baptiste Haitienne Emmanuel
7321 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33138
Approximately 5200 Poles traveled to Saint Dominque in 1802 to fight as part of the Napoleon army. It is said that they were informed of a revolt in the country, but didn't realize it was a fight for freedom until landing on Haiti's shore. After a 1772 invasion by Austria, Prussia and Russia, the Polish legion splintered into those who sympathized with the Haitians and couldn't continue to fight with the French, despite what it meant for the alliance between France and their war-torn country, and those who chose to remain loyal to the French.
Here is a picture of the Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly as she is bringing awareness to the communal Asylum of Port-au-Prince and the way in which our senior citizens are living. The first lady is in a visit to the communal Asylum to underline the current problems such as the damages that the 2010 earthquake inflicted on the building as well as issues related to over crowdedness. The communal Asylum of Port-au-Prince is located at Rue St Martin in the Haitian Capital and is currently the home of 56 elderly Haitians