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 and learn simultaneously.
Recently the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) created an inland fish farm for Haitian families in the central part of the country to increase agricultural production in the region.
Despite the massive earthquake in 2010, the recent cholera outbreaks in the tent cities that still houses close to 400,000 people and hurricane Issac that flooded parts of the country two weeks ago, development experts understand that stabilization efforts must get underway because once all of the crises subside Haitians will need to resume a normal livelihood.
The project constructed two fish farms, 300 meters of irrigation canals to yield more crops, and 500 meters of packed earth irrigation canals according to the United Nations.
Photos: UN Photo/Logan Abassi