Haiti Trip (March); Day Five: It’s been said that the best bridge between hope and despair is a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately for me, last night the bridge was closed. In any event, in a few minutes I will depart for the airport in Port au Prince en-route to Mole Saint-Nicolas. Since Mole does
It’s right around 7:30 pm and I have just landed in Miami. All around me the hum of life fills my senses and I am thankfully for this much-needed infusion of energy. As my recent posts had indicated, over the course of the last 8-days I interacted with scores of people in a wide-array
A few months ago I passed along one of my favorite quotes which went something like this: “One day your life will pass before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” If I lived to be 100 years old, I may never have a day that surpasses today in scope or in sheer importance.
Today I met privately with two key members of President Martelly’s inner circle. One is the Special Counsel to the President and the other is the Special Counsel to the First Lady. Both individuals were very professional, and considering today was Sunday, quite gracious with their time. The purpose of our meeting was to discuss
Divine Intervention Yields An Opportunity to Thank Those Who Handled The Dead Following Haiti’s 2010 Earthquake
Three years ago today close to 300,000 Haitians lost their lives in less than a minute. If death wasn’t a cruel enough fate for the fallen, most found their way into the back of dump trucks and were unceremoniously buried in mass graves in a place called Titanyen. Only Dante could embrace such an
Day Five: The morning sun and a neighbor’s rooster (who I have affectionately named “Dead-If-I-Can-Catch-Him”) have played their sleep-spoiler role to perfection. So be it. Since I have a full day ahead of me, I guess it’s best that I just get started. As for today, I fly to Mole Saint-Nicolas to begin the
It is virtually impossible to predict the path that one’s life will take. This realization rattled through my soul recently, as I knelt in a desolate field outside of Titanyen, Haiti and took stock of my surroundings. At my back, just across a fractured road connecting Port-Au-Prince to nowhere, a million dollar view of 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
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
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