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Rebuilding Haiti

A Return to Haiti

Stacey McMahan | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Stacey McMahan

Architecture for Humanity's mission is to create beautiful and well-designed projects in resource-challenged areas. Given Haiti's high illiteracy rate (50%) and staggering unemployment (80%), these schools will enhance the future of Haiti for many years.

Women Advance the Fundamentals for Haiti's Future

Stephenie Foster | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

I just returned from Haiti, where I was working with women to develop a women's policy platform. In Creole, "nap vanse" means we advance, and it is critical that Haitians move forward together to build a stronger country and a stronger economy.

Eleanor Goldberg

How Far Can Your $1 Go To Provide Jobs For Poor Through Microloans? | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact

When Matt Jones tells an auditorium full of students that he's rich, they usually laugh. The 32-year-old doesn't quite give off the millionaire imp...

EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kardashian And Maria Bello Reveal Why They Went To Haiti

Kim Kardashian | Posted 02.12.2012 | Impact
Kim Kardashian

We came to celebrate the thousands of Haitian women who are working tirelessly to bring economic and social justice to all people in Haiti. So to them we say: we are humbled and moved to have been with you and to tell the world about your grace.

Middle School Girl Builds 27 Homes In Haiti -- But She's Not Stopping There

Posted 12.29.2011 | Impact

When 12-year-old Rachel Wheeler was greeted with songs and praise in the Haitian village she helped develop, she felt satisfied. But, she also decided...

Are Extreme Events Roadblocks to Growth?

Erwann Michel-Kerjan | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact
Erwann Michel-Kerjan

The past 18 months have illustrated our fragility to large-scale natural disasters at both extremes of the economic spectrum.

Constructing a Safer Haiti

Stacey McMahan | Posted 10.15.2011 | Impact
Stacey McMahan

Recovery in Haiti will continue for decades, properly implementing education on safe structures are just the first steps down the long path.

Eighteen Months After the Earthquake: A Return to Haiti

David Weiss | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact
David Weiss

I returned to Haiti and was astonished by the progress that I saw. There remains a monumental amount of work to do but it is important to understand that the contrast between now and three months after the earthquake is night and day.

Nichtclub Promoter Plans To Rebuild Haiti As Tourist Spot

Poder | David Adams | Posted 09.01.2011 | Impact

JACMEL, Haiti -- South Beach nightclub promoter and entrepreneur Michael Capponi is standing in the soon-to-be inaugurated lobby of his latest luxury ...

Haiti's New Social Innovators --Young, Haitian Americans Plan for Country's Future

Dr. Judy Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Judy Lubin

Dominique Toussaint and Rachel Pierre are part of a new generation of Haitian Americans who are creating sustainable public safety and child welfare systems in Haiti.

The Most Effective Help For Haiti -- The Church

Pierre Whalon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

On the anniversary of the earthquake, there is one challenge that the churches must face together worldwide: to get the many nations that promised financial support to follow through.

RED the Book: Return to Haiti -- and Haiti to Haitians

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Goldwasser

Pride is local, especially in Haiti. We owe it to the people of Haiti to listen closely as we help them rebuild. After all, they are the ones who live every day with the results.

Empowering Haiti With Quality Healthcare

Holly Frew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Holly Frew

Haiti is not that different now than it was before the earthquake. The earthquake has only added to and exemplified the needs that have existed in Haiti for years, healthcare being one of them.

Haiti, Six Months Later: Aid from Without, Hope from Within

Chris Herlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Herlinger

There seemed to be an underlying theme of liberation theology at work in Haiti -- the idea that God is found in acts of solidarity, justice, and dignity.

Before Rebuilding Haiti, Donors Should Do More Than Consult With Aid Organizations

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

Critics of the NGO response in Haiti have begun to ask why the money raised has not been spent more quickly. But they misunderstand the fact that each phase of disaster response is exhaustive and expensive.

Rebuilding Haiti: A Long-Term View

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

The UN hopes to raise billions of dollars for Haiti. Rather than giving more aid, let's provide Haitians with what they need most: dignified work that pays a fair wage and builds much-needed skills.

Educators See Opportunity In Haiti School Rubble

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.26.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — After seven weeks with seven kids huddled under a shelter of tarps and bed sheets on the median strip of a busy road, Li...

Aid Groups Debate Shelter For Haiti's Homeless As Rains Loom

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

More than 700,000 people have been left homeless from the earthquake in Haiti three weeks ago and as seasonal rains approach, there is increasing deba...

Writing for Haiti

Jen Grisanti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jen Grisanti

How do you move past a tragedy like this? How do your emotions begin to process the loss? Can we help this devastated place recover?

Haiti Will Never be the Same

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gina Athena Ulysse

It is still difficult to absorb the images. Though I have now heard from my family members, I experience symptoms of trauma, mainly dissociation -- my mind seeks sporadic distances from my body.

Green Rebuilding In Haiti: USGBC Pledges Help

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The U.S. Green Building Council, home of the LEED green building rating systems, has announced its commitment to help rebuild Haiti after the country ...

What Can And Ought To Be Done To Rebuild Haiti: George Packer

New Yorker | George Packer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The night after the earthquake, Haitians who had lost their homes, or who feared that their houses might collapse, slept outdoors, in the streets and ...