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Haiti

In the 1750's Haiti was the richest colony in the entire world; it provided 50% of the gross national product of France. Today it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The causes of Haiti's misery are human, rooted in greed and power. It's rulers, it's elite people, and the international community have continously assured the destruction of Haiti's colonial wealth and the creation of her misery. (paraphrased from Why is Haiti so Poor ? by Bob Corbett)

Today we are called to rescue Haiti from Earthquake devestation (Dr. Paul Farmer's testimony at Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 27, 2010), and we should do so in all the ways we can.

We believe that in our rescue we should be keenly aware of why Haiti was so vulnerable and our rescue should address systematic failures at the same time that it provides relief. So, we contemplate tasks for building a model village in Bondeau, Haiti that will have "normal" protection against similar catastrophe in the future and that will be an example of a better course towards Haiti's future.


This folder is meant to report the work of an informal work group that was convened for to determine how we might provide assistance to Haiti. Our purpose was to conceive of and plan the creation of one or more villages in the Bondeau region of Haiti and presumably to see that they are built both for current and future residents and as a model for development in Nippes and in Haiti. The members of our work group on March 13, 2010 were Diane, Dolores, Greg, JaneM, JaneT, Joe, Ricardo and Carl. Our format is consensus seeking with these notes being recorded by Carl as clerk.


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Bondeau comme Modèle 
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Library for Rethinking & Redeveloping Haiti 
Geography 
Tech 
Tasks 
News 
Promises for and From Haiti 
Skepticism on Pledges for Haiti 
Plan Calls for Rebuilding Haiti Away From Port-au-Prince 
Plan Drawings in NYT 3/31/10 
Haiti Frets Over Aid and Control of Rebuilding 
Making Haiti Whole 
Quake Accentuated Chasm That Has Defined Haiti 
Estimates of Quake Damage In Haiti Increase by Billions 
Rebuilding Effort in Haiti Turns Away From Tents 
After the Earthquake, Haiti?s Diaspora Finds a Welcoming Way Home 
Thinking About a New Haiti 
The Underlying Tragedy 
Haiti's Woes Are Top Test for Aid Effort 
A Boy Living in a Car 
Donors off to Haitian village that group built 
Poor Haitians Resort to Eating Dirt 
info collected on Haiti from 2000-2004 
Why is Haiti so Poor ? 
Aid: Strategies for Effectiveness 
Dodoma, a case study in regional planning 

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 E-Mail   Page Top     HomePage    Whats New    Site Map    Web Links    Bondeau comme Modèle    Priorities    Elements    Library for Rethinking & Redeveloping Haiti    Geography    Tech    Tasks    News    Promises for and From Haiti    Skepticism on Pledges for Haiti    Plan Calls for Rebuilding Haiti Away From Port-au-Prince    Plan Drawings in NYT 3/31/10    Haiti Frets Over Aid and Control of Rebuilding    Making Haiti Whole    Quake Accentuated Chasm That Has Defined Haiti    Estimates of Quake Damage In Haiti Increase by Billions    Rebuilding Effort in Haiti Turns Away From Tents    After the Earthquake, Haiti?s Diaspora Finds a Welcoming Way Home    Thinking About a New Haiti    The Underlying Tragedy    Haiti's Woes Are Top Test for Aid Effort    A Boy Living in a Car    Donors off to Haitian village that group built    Poor Haitians Resort to Eating Dirt    info collected on Haiti from 2000-2004    Why is Haiti so Poor ?    Aid: Strategies for Effectiveness    Dodoma, a case study in regional planning