Anger. Yes, anger is my first and deepest emotion with regard to Haiti’s recent Cholera outbreak. After all, Cholera is completely predictable. Cholera is also completely preventable. These facts are above reproach. Unfortunately, facts aside, Haiti is now forced to endure yet another round of catastrophic events, with no end in sight and 9 million
HR&DC’s Purpose In the immediate aftermath of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, I founded Haiti Recovery and Development Company with one simple goal: to help the Haitian people have a better quality of life by assisting with the creation of an economic engine whereby self-reliance could ultimately be possible for Haiti. In broad-brush terms, I am
By Dino Eliadis, SVP Operations Haiti Recovery and Development Company, LLC The New York Times article Cholera Reported in Several Areas in Haiti is the next in a wave of tragedies still to come after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Fear is that an epidemic will spread to the displacement camps which could kill as
NPR’s story about Haiti’s brittle housing supply and the competition for what little housing is available ($900,000 for a 3 bedroom…in Haiti?), for Haiti’s IDP (internally displaced persons) as a result of the January 12th earthquake As the story notes ” There are not enough houses, and not enough money for people to rent
I have just returned from my first trip to Haiti. It’s amazing how far back in time one can go while traveling so few miles. Over the coming days, I will be posting various photos from my trip. In most cases the images will speak for themselves. Occasionally, some narrative pertinent to the photo will
Yesterday’s New York Times story “In Haiti, Rising Call for Displaced To Go Away ” makes clear the potential consequences of a recovery effort that has been maddeningly slow to address the 1.3 million displaced Haitians following last January’s earthquake. It appears what is beginning to occur here points to a lack of focus on
Water will undoubtedly be a major part of any development in Haiti. HR&DC made a major announcement of the addition of two major players in the development of water system around the world in – Marolf Environmental, Inc and Rocha Controls. You can see more about this announcement via the published press release.
One cannot address the safe water needs for each Haitian without first acknowledging the global problem of unsafe water. According to a UN report more people die from unsafe water than from all forms of violence, including war. One child under the age of five dies every 20 seconds from water-related diseases, according to the
Haitian Nationalism? At HR&DC, we believe “Nationalism” is a critical component for Haiti’s recovery and development. For decades, Haiti’s unemployment rate has ranged from 50% to as high as 90%. In addition to its unemployment woes, the Haitian people have endured numerous catastrophic events (hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, etc.) and years of corruption and manipulation. As
HR&DC Work Force and Training Plans One of the core objectives of HR&DC is to create, implement and manage a variety of construction-centric training and vocational programs throughout Haiti. It is our goal to replace the Haitian people’s history of subservience and acceptance with hope, meaningful work and some form of trade. Haiti’s WorkForce: The
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