The Port-au-Prince earthquake is four months in the past, but the suffering — and efforts by Haitians to raise funds to help survivors — goes on: This week is a special one for Haitians: Today, May 18, is Haitian Flag … Continue reading →
With Haiti starting to drop out of the news again (despite continued problems there for earthquake survivors, not least of which is the rain), it’s an apropos time for my article to appear on how the media covered the Haitian … Continue reading →
I check in on the state of microlending projects in Haiti, and how they will fare in the post-earthquake economy: As Haiti continues to dig out from the earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince, local microlenders are gearing up to begin rebuilding … Continue reading →
After I wrote my last post, I spotted David Brooks’ Times op-ed asking why Haiti had such poor building construction. His answer: Voodoo and bad child-rearing! I’d say more, but the letters in response really say it all.
So here we are again: Watching scenes of unimaginable devastation, of people crying out “Help us!” (or in this case, “Amwe!“) while the world watches and waits for rescuers to arrive. And again, we are told over and over that … Continue reading →