“Mache Mache!” Shouted a young boy who passed me among the hubbub of the Thursday Mirebalais market.The buzzing energy of his exclamation matched the general frantic of the market, and I imagine he could sense the overwhelming sensations I was experiencing as a blan in the Haitian markets. The Mirebalais market is an incomprehensible yet… more →
Photo: pbs.org Despite reports, Haiti not joining the African Union From World News, a Flipboard topic pbs.org · A Haitian flag is used as an ornament by a spectator attending a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Battle of Vertire. Haiti maintains a close connect… Read on Flipboard Read on pbs.org
It is Haiti Flag Day today!Bonjou tout moun . HAITI Pou Ayiti peyi Zansèt yo Se pou n mache men nan lamen Nan mitan n pa fèt pou gen trèt Nou fèt pou n sèl mèt tèt nou An nou mache men nan lamen Pou Ayiti ka vin pi bèl An nou, an nou,… more →
Could a plastic punch revolutionise the lives of palm oil subsistence farmers?Could a simple plastic device really shake up palm oil farming in the developing world?
The question I am asked most often about the trip to Haiti is ‘What did you do there?’, and although I know exactly what it is I did, I find myself stumbling to explain our trip beyond the Zanmi Kafe program itself. On paper, the Zanmi Kafe partnership is working to change a cultural tradition,… more →
Celiana Charles, Madame Josephine Exana’s daughter, being taught how to use a camera for Zanmi Foto by Thony Fontaine. Bois Jolie, April 5, 2016. [photo: Monclair Joseph] This is Celiana, being trained for the Zanmi Foto project. She is the newest addition to the team. And special too – it was her mother, Madame Exana,… more →
Leaked UN report faults sanitation at Haiti bases at time of cholera outbreak the guardian The UN denies its peacekeepers caused the epidemic that killed thousands but a 2010 report details sewage being dumped in the open and a lack of toilets Read the full story