dlo Haiti delivering water to a small shop (Ovive is dlo’s brand) Port Au Prince, Haiti, March 7-10, 2016 - Haiti is the poorest country in the continent, and an unresolved development riddle. Thanks to humanitarian aid and debt forgiveness the country has grown at an average rate of 3.8% since the devastating 2010 earthquake. However, poverty continues to afflict over 58% … [Read more...] about Can Private Sector Innovation Provide an Adequate Solution to Haiti’s Poor?
It seems everywhere I look in Haiti lately we are finding a species of bird, or fish, or mammal, or diverse community of species we didn’t know was there. Whether it’s the humpback whale that took everyone by surprise by appearing in Fort Liberte Bay in January, the remarkable invertebrate diversity found in the crystal clear Riviere Glace in the buffer zone of Macaya National … [Read more...] about Why Haiti’s economy needs parks
Image by https://pixabay.com/en/users/PublicDomainPictures-14/ - https://pixabay.com/en/skyline-city-manhattan-new-york-14619/, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45560674 August is an exciting time for Haitian foundation the Artisan Business Network (ABN). This is because from the 16th through the 20th, ABN’s production team will head up to New York City to … [Read more...] about The Artisan Business Network Gearing Up for NY NOW
Photo of Haitian Tap Tap, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, User Teemeah I want to share with you an experience that convinced me that in Haiti a better future is possible. My story begins shortly after the 2010 earthquake. Those days were quite memorable for the impassable roads filed with debris, destroyed buildings and those on the verge of collapsing, many thousands … [Read more...] about Counting Fishes…Or Tap Taps !
https://youtu.be/fQBSE12KzzI I made my first trip to Haiti in mid-2009, when my curiosity led me to visit a nonprofit organization I had read about in a book. I was so impressed by their work that I opted to join in and teach English to a classroom full of young boys and girls and I fell in love with their beautiful smiles. A year later, I returned, but this time I … [Read more...] about Can a Red T-shirt Really Save a Life?