Jim Lange Guest of Honor at Rebati Sante Mentale Gala
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
- Published in Blog, Haitian National Memorial & Peace Park, HR&DC, HR&DC Initiative, Jim's Corner, Jim's Corner, Medical Care, Resettlement Camp, Sustainable Haiti
Haiti’s Earthquake – One year Removed
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
- Published in 2010 Earthquake, Featured, Haiti News, Jim's Corner
Why Haiti’s Mass Grave/Landfill Should Be Converted Into A National Memorial
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.
- Published in Blog, Featured, General, Get Involved, Haitian Culture, Haitian Renaissance
What is the World’s Plan to Deal with Haiti’s Earthquake Victims?
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
- Published in 2010 Earthquake, Blog, Development, Economic Development, Featured, General, Haiti News, Recovery
The Vultures Descend Upon Haiti
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
- Published in Agriculture, Blog, Economic Development, Education, Featured, General, Recovery, Self Reliant Haiti, Sustainable Haiti, Training
Founder Jim Lange’s Vision For Haiti’s Recovery: Master Plan For 5 New Cities
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
- Published in 2010 Earthquake, Blog, Development, Economic Development, Education, Environmental Development, Featured, HR&DC, Jim's Corner, Permanent Housing, Self Reliant Haiti, Sustainable Haiti
$900,000 for a 3 Bedroom…in Haiti?
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
- Published in 2010 Earthquake, Blog, Featured, Get Involved, Haiti News, Jim's Corner
Haiti, Her People And Hurt No Words Can Express
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
- Published in Blog, Featured, General, Haiti News, Haitian Culture, Haitian Renaissance, Jim's Corner
Will Haiti Slide Into Civil War Without A Resettlement Plan?
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
- Published in Blog, Featured, General, Haiti News, Permanent Housing, Recovery
Haiti Recovery & Development Company Mission
It is the mission of Haiti Recovery & Development Company, LLC (HR&DC) to assist with the creation of an economic engine whereby self-reliance is ultimately possible for Haiti and its people. We are committed to the creation, implementation and management of a comprehensive recovery and development program, (Haiti’s version of The Marshall Plan). Through strategic
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