News on Haiti’s Current Reconstruction Achievements, Setbacks

News on Haiti’s Current Reconstruction Achievements, Setbacks

Nearly three years after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010 and killed over 300,000 people there are significant signs of improvements in the reconstruction of the world’s poorest country despite subsequent natural disasters after the quake, notably hurricanes Issac and Sandy. However, when you read and hear multiple accounts […]

Cholera Outbreak in Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Cholera Outbreak in Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

Heavy rains in Haiti’s northern city of Cap-Haïtien flooded streets, homes and fields overnight on 9 November, leaving hundreds homeless and up to fifteen people dead. A girl walks through the flooded streets of her neighbourhood. UN Photo/Logan Abassi Hurricane Sandy left infrastructural damage and flooding in many areas of Haiti. Tent cities have been a mainstay […]

Haiti Babi – Helping Haitian Mothers

Haiti Babi – Helping Haitian Mothers

Social entrepreneur Katlin Jackson recently co-founded Haiti Babi, a company that creates handmade baby blankets and fair-wage jobs for moms in Haiti, empowering them to provide for their families. According to Haiti Babi, one in ten children in Haiti live in an orphanage, and many of these children have parents, but their parents cannot afford them. Haiti Babi was […]

Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath in Haiti

Hurricane Sandy’s Aftermath in Haiti

Hurricane Sandy left death and destruction along its path through the Caribbean and upwards through the northeast United States over the past week. The latest death toll in the United States is nearing 100 and property and environmental damages will cost billions of dollars to repair. But, in Haiti where hurricanes and tropical storms are […]

Join Us for the #HabitatinHaiti Twitter Party (November 14, 2012)

Join Us for the #HabitatinHaiti Twitter Party (November 14, 2012)

Join us! Register on Eventbrite. On November 14 at 7 PM EST we will moderate a Twitter conversation about the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Work Project in Haiti this year. The 29th annual Carter Work Project returns to Léogâne, Haiti, Nov. 23-Dec. 1, 2012, for the second year in a row. Together, we will chat […]

Haiti Experiences Devastation After Sandy

Haiti Experiences Devastation After Sandy

Haiti, the tiny island in the Caribbean and one of the poorest countries in the world, experienced severe infrastructure devastation and 52 deaths caused by hurricane Sandy. 200,000 people are currently homeless as a direct result of the hurricane. Still suffering from the damage of Issac earlier this summer and the earthquake from nearly three […]

Sunday’s Global News and Development Must-Reads

Sunday’s Global News and Development Must-Reads

As you gear up for another week here are a few must-reads about global news and development I recommend. African women won’t wield political influence without cultural change: This article from today’s Guardian highlights the quota system put in place in many African countries that require a certain percentage of female representation in government. Read […]

New Fishing, Agricultural Development Project in Haiti

New Fishing, Agricultural Development Project in Haiti

Development projects in the developing world help in immeasurable ways. They create a blueprint for implemented ideas that work and even those that have drawbacks, but most importantly they help people lead more productive, healthy lives. Even if the projects aren’t scaled nationwide or even regionally development projects allow experts to help those in need […]

Bloggers Visit Haiti, Raise Awareness

Bloggers Visit Haiti, Raise Awareness

Mom bloggers have been in Haiti with social media marketing firm, Be Everywhere, since last Saturday visiting artisans whose work is sold at Macy’s stores nationwide through the Heart of Haiti program as well as visiting relief agencies for women. The moms on the trip include Jeannette Kaplum (Todobebe), Ana Flores (Latina Bloggers Connect), Leticia […]

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