Here is a tremendously moving article written by Jim Lange, CEO of Haiti Recovery & Development Company that was just published in the Tampa Tribune entitled A call for help on Haiti’s sacred ground. In the article, Jim announces his first of its kind idea where he wrote: “I have set my sights on raising
I will be 50 years old in July. In technology years this makes me roughly 5,000,000 years old. Ancient. Pre-historic, actually. To hear my tech-savvy friends and colleagues speak, by the time I turn 55 they fully expect that I will have re-grown a tail and that I will be living in a boggy with
To hear some people talk you would think that Haiti and Port au Prince are one in the same. Of course, this line of thinking doesn’t make a lot of sense because “Haiti is a country” and “Port au Prince is a city.” For a variety of reasons, almost all involving economics, Haiti evolution as
A Foreign Policy Association (FPA) article entitled The Future of Education in Haiti written just after the earthquake provides a good case for schools being a method of returning children’s lives to a sense to normalcy in the aftermath of a disaster. The problem is Haiti’s education system was in complete disarray even before the
To accomplish Haiti Recovery & Development Company, LLC (HR&DC) mission, which is to assist with the creation of an economic engine whereby self-reliance is ultimately possible for Haiti and its people, manufacturing will be vital component to job creation and revenue generation. As a result, we, HR&DC, must present a business case to corporate prospects and investors
It’s January 12, 2011 and the clock on my desk continues to march forward. If it’s true that a joy shared is a joy made double than remembering Haiti’s 300,000 earthquake victims is surely agony made infinite. And though the fallen are one year removed from our grasp, to me the fallen have never been
In the aftermath of Haiti’s January 12, 2010 earthquake, I discovered that an untold number of dead Haitians had been taken to a landfill just outside Port-Au-Prince. Here they were unceremoniously dumped on top of existing garbage and entombed by rubble and debris. Today this sacred land continues to be used as a public landfill.
World estimates prior to Haiti’s devastating earthquake indicated more than 1/3 the population lived in or around the Port-au-Prince (PaP). Because the earthquake was centered so close to the capital city, the destructive impact to Haitian people was magnified with over 300,000 losing their lives and more than 1.5 million people left homeless. Many authorities
Water. One word, 5 letters. Water. It is one of our first spoken words, and one of our most commonly spoken words throughout our lifetime. Water is the world’s most precious commodity, yet nearly 1 billion people, according to water.org, lack access to clean potable water or proper sanitation systems. In Haiti, the lack of clean
Next to loss of human life in any natural disaster, there is no greater tragedy than the economic exploitation by companies looking to make a quick buck. Haiti’s plight in this area was just reported in a Washington Post article Would-be Haitian contractors miss out on aid. They reported that only $1.60 of every $100
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