Tag: Disaster capitalism

Celebrities and Haiti

Food for thought, you may not want to hear this, but we need to re-evaluate celebrities on how they “help” Haiti. With having a platform that allows an individual to connect with the world with a simple click is powerful, and that is precisely why we should re-evaluate when a celebrity wishes to “do good”…
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State of Nonprofit Sector in Haiti

Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, funders pledged billions of dollars to assist in Haiti’s recovery. However, funders promised far more aid to Haiti for emergency earthquake recovery than they delivered; the Center for Economic and Policy Research reported that aid organizations received $2.4 billion from 2010 to 2012 out of $16.3 billion pledged over the…
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Bottled Water Companies to Know in Haiti

Hurricane season is swiftly approaching, instead of purchasing and shipping bottled water to Haiti, here is a list to better help you. Purchase the bottled water locally and have them distributed to local organizations.

Urban Matters

Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. –(Plato 363 BCE [reprinted 2012]) We have traveled the world to have a great appreciation and understanding of sustainable architecture as well as urban planning. The world is moving at a fast pace of…
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Dancing Around Government Corruption Will Not Fix The Problems

When it comes to Haiti, we all need to change our mindset. Corruption is not Haiti’s only problem; however, government corruption should be acknowledged and be tackled. Modified on September 14, 1989, a time when Haiti was under the Human Rights Watch, the decree for nonprofit/non-governmental organizations passed. This act has many sections that are…
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Haiti Like you Give a Damn

By: Debbie Jean Jacques. 15 July 2017 It’s Hurricane Season!!! From June to November every year Haiti goes through another hurricane that displaces many families, destroys livestock, and has the international community “praying for Haiti.” Basic fact, Haiti does not have flood insurance to help those who have lost their homes or variables nor do…
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