In November of 2014, as I found myself navigating Haiti’s treacherous political waters, I had this to say: “I have always gone to great lengths to avoid involving myself in Haitian politics, or in the geopolitics that permeates this vulnerable nation. That said, sometimes it is necessary to walk an uneasy path as one
Unlike any of my previous trips to Haiti over the last 5 years, as I prepare to board my plane I am more anxious that normal and unsure as to what challenges or types of situations (riots, collapse of the government) await my arrival. I guess a country in crisis and teetering on the edge
Though the activities of the last 7 days are worthy of reiteration and elaboration, unfortunately, the reality of my present state of mind, body and soul warrants the healing property that only silence can deliver. With that being said, thank you for all of the prayers and well-wishes that have been sent my way.
Today is a holiday in Haiti, but not for me. I have a full days worth of complex and sensations meetings awaiting me, powerful (internal & external) political forces are circling me and I’ve been sick since the middle of the night. Like I said, today will certainly “not” be a holiday for me.
Since I will be on the road until very late this evening, here is a brief overview of what my agenda looks like for today. This morning, I will be meeting with the head of Haiti’s Chamber of Commerce to discuss various private sector opportunities in Haiti located throughout the island. Though we will examine
Auditing the Condition of the Mass Graves… It’s Sunday morning, which means it is time that I turn my full attention towards the less pleasant portion of my work here in a Haiti; death, desecration and despair. In a few moments I will travel to Titanyen to audit and record the condition of the mass
Job Creation and Microfinancing… I started off my day by picking up a colleague of mine, in from the States, at the airport in Port au Prince. Immediately upon her arrival we met with the director of a global organization whose mission is to provide micro loans to small businesses. This was an fruitful first
Sometimes it is necessary to walk an uneasy path. I have always gone to great lengths to avoid involving myself in Haitian politics, or in the geopolitics that permeates this vulnerable nation. That said, sometimes it is necessary to walk an uneasy path as one cannot contribute to genuine change from the comfort and safety
Jim Lange return to Haiti. After taking some time off to (physically and emotionally) heal from my recent trips, I’m on my way to Haiti to continue my journey. From the moment I deplane my full attention for day one will be focused in these three critical areas: Property rights issues impacting the transformation
I’m on my to Miami to participate in a gala (fundraiser) being conducted by Rebati Sante Mentale. RSM is a group of 200-plus psychiatrists whom I’ve selected to handle mental issues for me in Haiti. I am a guest of honor at the event and our aim is to raise awareness and funds specifically
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