Monthly Archives: June 2015

Running on Haiti Time

En route from Port-au-Prince to Cange. [Photo: Brooke Irvine] Time here is an abstract concept. It is tossed and blown by the storms that roll over the mountains every evening. It is made lazy by heat that settles over the hills during the day, like a quilt of sun colours. Because time here doesn’t operate… more →

24 hours

Two extremes, and a summing up of sorts. Dawn, fog. Looking South West from Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. 6:24 AM, 1 June, 2015. Route Nationale 3, Looking North, outisde Port Au Prince, Haiti. 6:54 AM, 2 June, 2015.  

Year One Carbon Payments

Zanmi Kafe began in 2013 with the basis of the project being rooted in Payments for Ecosystem Services through carbon credits. One village, Bois Jolie, was chosen due to its ideal elevation for growing coffee. Professor Deborah McGrath began designing this agroforestry project to improve livelihoods and foster community and economic development in 2012, and… more →

Greyness

Watson listening to music on his cellphone. Dusk. Bois Jolie, Haiti. May, 2015. [photo: Pradip Malde] When one is inundated in an alien situation it seems that the mind attempts to categorize the situation in terms of similarities and dissimilarities, the good and the bad, what is acceptable and what is not, etc. In my experience… more →