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
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
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
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
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
Tampa Tribune Published: April 4, 2010 This an article written by Haiti Recovery and Development Company Founder, Jim Lange, is commentary on what is needed Haiti to pull the people from the depths of despair. http://www2.tbo.com/content/2010/apr/04/co-where-is-haitis-marshall-plan/news-opinion-commentary/
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