Haiti: Ideas on Development

Haitian blogger kiskeácity examines the concept of “measuring development as if people mattered more than places.”


  • Okay, hear me out! This may take a minute to sink in, but is feasible. The housing situation in Haiti, DONE, all the shipping containers in the ports of the east coast and the west coast of the U.S. that the other countries don’t want back………ship them to haiti….too hot well spray foam the cells of the container, salt and steel don’t mix, got it, call “Line-Ex” or herculiner, etc…….., spray the containers, cut in some windows(one per room if nec.) look, instant shelter. we have shipping containers to spare. great protection in the weather, line-x ’em won’t rust, people of Haiti have homes, and out shipping docks are empty….thanks. Dan Brown, SSG US Army(Hood)

  • richard barnes

    Good idea for housing.I read that most Haitians were using charcoal for cooking.deforesting most of the country in the process.I suggest growing hemp.It grows fast,requires no fertilizers/pesticide.Hemp crops would provide jobs,food,fuel,textiles and building materials,just to nae a few benefits.Canada might be willling to donate some hemp seed.Hemp would also prevent the erosion that is happening,because of the deforestation.

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