Bringing in the New Year, we all make resolutions. Our collective resolution has been and will continue to be to help Haiti rebuild communities suffering from the devastating fallout of the 2010 quake. As we’ve mentioned before, another bold individual also going by the name of Chad is working to assist that mission in his own ‘light‘, by making the community of Gran Sous a self-sustaining community utilizing solar technology.
Archive for January, 2011
Today we remember the lives of over 200,000 people lost in Haiti one year ago.
Welcome to Roots of Development, a not for profit organization helping impoverished communities in Haiti obtain the resources they need to manage their own development. We promote an alternative approach to rural development by facilitating a process in which we listen to diverse community voices, build on the inherent strength of each, and complete community-driven projects that lead to a more sustainable future.
This blog will touch on a variety of localized and national issues pertaining to Haiti and our ongoing efforts on the island of La Gonave. Presently, Executive Director Chad Bissonnette is in Port au Prince and will be providing our readers with contemporary updates on the tangible change we have been and will continue to bring.
We will provide an alternative perspective on international political and private initiatives undertaken to create sustainable development. We’ll showcase exclusive interviews and those attained in major media on the mantra behind the mission.
We encourage our readership to participate in the conversation on how we as a globalized community can help Haiti develop in both tangible and intangible ways.
Men anpil, chay pa lou – Many hands make the load lighter