Author Archive for Pradip Malde

Professor, Dept. of Art and Art History, Sewanee: The University of the South Co-Director, Haiti Institute in Sewanee

First Distribution of Coffee Seedlings

Bois Jolie farmers collect the first batch of coffee saplings from the Zanmi Kafe nursery. Haiti, May 26, 2014. Madame Josephine Exana takes her coffee saplings home. May 26, 2014. Professor Deborah McGrath, Agronimist Bosquet Wupuy and Madame Josephine Exana admire her first planting of a coffee sapling. May 26, 2014. [photos: Pradip Malde]

Mirebalais Market

  Mirebalais, one of Haiti’s oldest towns, has been a nodal point for commerce and agriculture for almost 300 years. Now, it accommodates a modern teaching hospital, Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais while sustaining a large hinterland of farmers through a densely packed and active market. We visited its stalls to get a sense of market values for… more →

Zanmi Foto in bubbles

After years of planning, we begin to bring Zanmi Foto into practice. Our CFFL student partners (the bright green bubble) will be at the center of a community development project that uses photography and discussions around photographs as a way of building resilience and building a development narrative (‘soft data’). The photographs and discussions will… more →

Housing in Haiti

  A Haiti Institute in Sewanee team drove by this housing development in February. Questions persist as to why, over two years after the construction project began, the site remains unoccupied. Some sources (Haiti Grassroots Watch) say the project cost over $44 million to construct, and that it is one more instance of a foreign… more →