Haiti's Coral Reefs

Haiti’s Coral Reefs

The New York Times recently offered this great story about Haiti’s coral reefs. The reefs have been endangered by overfishing and now an organization from the U.S. is training Haitians to monitor the reefs and urging the Haitian government to establish marine protected areas. The story highlights the state of reefs off of La Gonave as well. You can watch video from the story below.

 

Cholera in Haiti

Our last newsletter gave an update on cholera and its effects in Gran Sous.  There are plenty of reports on cholera recently, but Al Jazeera English recently offered this update worth watching.

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New Design Competition Deadline!

Hey everyone we’ve decided to extended the deadline for the Designs for Development competition until  October 1st with the added bonus of no entry fee!  Enter up to two designs for the chance to win up to $2,000 and the opportunity to have your design printed on eco-friendly bags to be sold on our website and in Whole Foods stores. Designs will be judged by a panel of artists, designers, and media personalities including Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat.  Winners of the competition will be presented at our October 31st event at D.C.’s Studio Theatre where you can expect a night of entertainment with drinks, hors d’oeurves, and performances by Haitian artists!