History

History

CDFDCI stands for Cedieu Daniel & Fernande De La Cruz Compassionate Center Incorporated. It is named after two pillars of faith, Reverend Cedieu Daniel of Saint Marc, Haiti and Deaconess Fernande De La Cruz of Hinche, Haiti. Each were well respected in their community and dedicated their lives to service of the poor and needy. Cedieu Daniel’s Son, Rev. Paul Daniel and Fernande’s De La Cruz’s Daughter, Rev. Myreille Daniel sought to honor their legacy by establishing CDFDCI to continue the work each had started in their respected community.

The story of CDFDCI dates back to 1994 when it was originally known as CDF (Cedieu Daniel Foundation). It was established after death of Reverend Cedieu Daniel. The primary aim was provide school sponsorship in the region of Artibonite. With the passing of the late great woman of faith Fernande De la Cruz in 2008; the Daniel and De la Cruz family saw it fit to honor her extraordinary work as well. Thus CDFDCI was born.

Today CDFDCI seeks to continue the trail blazed by two pioneers for which it is named. It is our hope and prayer that we touch the lives of those in Artibonite and Hinche, and ultimately inspire the next generation of community activists and champions of the poor and needy.