Edeyo Funds Schools for Underserved Haitian Children

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Edeyo Funds Schools
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Financial professional Manuel Maximino serves as a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank in New York, New York. In addition to his professional duties, which entail overseeing structured and fixed income trading in Latin American markets, Manuel Maximino contributes to several organizations that support underprivileged children, including the local charity Edeyo.

Edeyo is a New York-based charity devoted to serving the needs of children in Haiti. The name itself comes from the Haitian Creole word that means “help them” – fitting because so many Haitian children are in need of assistance. Edeyo focuses on the Bel Air neighborhood near Port-au-Prince, one of the most underserved parts of Haiti.

Because education is generally so underfunded in the area, Edeyo makes its greatest contributions in the form of schools. The organization rents two buildings in the slums of Bel Air, using them to host a kindergarten and a primary school. Students at these schools receive free tuition and the chance to access a previously unavailable education.

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