Zoukoutap 3


PMC is producing Zoukoutap 3 (“To Limp”) in Haiti. The 156-episode radio show airs November 2018 to July 2020 in Haitian Creole, a language spoken by over 90 percent of Haitians.

PMC is excited to announce the debut of Zoukoutap 3 (“To Limp”). This 156-episode series celebrates the beautiful people of Haiti – while working to impact some of the unspoken challenges of Haitian society. It is being broadcast on three stations in Port Au-Prince (Haiti’s capital) as well as 27 community and private radio stations from all 10 departments of the country.

Notably, this is the third show to carry the Zoukoutap title and expand upon known and new storylines. PMC is so pleased to be continuing this important work with our Haitian colleagues. The topics addressed include sexual education, child protection, family planning, sexual and gender-based violence, and gender equity. This extends and builds on many of the health and human rights themes from Zoukoutap 1 & 2.

The broadcast dates for the Port au Prince medias are Tuesdays and Thursdays with a rebroadcast during the weekend. All other radio stations broadcast on Wednesdays and Fridays with a rebroadcast on weekends. Zoukoutap 2 reached 450,000 regular listeners and we expect to reach over 500,000 regular listeners with Zoukoutap 3. Listen to Zoukoutap 3 on Soundcloud here.

As with all PMC shows, Zoukoutap 3 is created using PMC’s methodology.

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Making a Difference

Zoukoutap 3 has ended, but its impact will continue. This 156-episode radio show in Haitian Creole was broadcast nationally to achieve measurable social behavior change (SBC) at a significant scale.


An estimated 559,680 Haitian listened to Zoukoutap 3 one or more a week.

(PMC Endline Data)


The cost per regular (weekly) listener was approximately $1.00.

(PMC Endline Data)


Zoukoutap 3 listeners are 1.5 times more likely than non-listeners to know where to go to find family planning information in the community.

(PMC Endline Data)


Zoukoutap 3 listeners are 2.1 times more likely to use contraception in the next six months because they are not ready to have children vs. non-listners.

(PMC Endline Data)


Zoukoutap 3 listeners are 1.7 times more likely to believe that they can have the exact number of children desired thanks to family planning than non-listeners.

(PMC Endline Data)


Zoukoutap 3 listeners are 3.5 times more likely to know condoms can protect against both pregnancy and STIs.

(PMC Endline Data)


Zoukoutap 3 listeners are 3.3 times more likely to think sexually abusing children is violence against children vs. the opinion of non-listners.

(PMC Endline Data)

Project Information

Title: Zoukoutap 3 (“To Limp”)
Format: Radio Show
Location: Haiti
Language: Haitian Creole
Duration: November 2018 – July 2020


Keep up with Zoukoutap on social media!

Facebook: Zoukoutap “Paj Ofisyel”
Twitter: @zoukoutapht
Instagram: @zoukoutapht

Administrative Staff:
Country Representative: Christina Guérin

Creative Staff:
Producers: Christina Guérin, Michel Vallon
Actors’ Coach: Pinas Alcera
Studio Technician: Michel Vallon, Browns Louis-Charles
Head Writer: Caroline Louis
Writers: Charles Raphael Francillon, Joel Fanfan, Martine Fidèle, Joeanne Joseph.
Actors: Fen Josil, Madeline Pierre, Kathiana Milfort, Loudy Mezima, Mideline Richardson, Mitchella Larochelle, Martine Fidèle, Richard Vieux, Pinas Alcera, Cynthia Jean-Louis, Krystelle Tropnas, Emmanuel Didis, Jasmine Augustin, Claude Junior Cangé, Thaliana Lindor, Marie-Christophe Vallon, Dickens Princivil, Dieula Alexandre, Mackenson Brutus, Yvenie Paul, Louis Valdano, Samantha Normil, and over 20 secondary actors.

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