A New Mandate for Development in Haiti

A New Mandate for Development in Haiti

By Chad Bissonnette, as seen in the Huffington Post:

Wasted resources are easy to come by in Haiti, where a volatile and overwhelmed government presides, and a multitude of NGOs (non-governmental organizations) incoherently work to address the needs not being fulfilled by the government. The amount of waste is evident in the fact that very little has changed since the earthquake. A Haitian colleague and I noted that photographs taken today of public spaces (the homes of hundreds of tent communities) in Port-au-Prince would be almost identical to photographs taken of the same spaces a year earlier (just a couple of weeks after the earthquake). Not only has this generally ineffective response had a negative impact on the hopes of the Haitian people, but it has also caused serious frustrations in American citizens that donated hard-earned money to disaster relief and reconstruction immediately after the earthquake.

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New Initiatives for La Gonave – Helping Hands

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.

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