Philantrophy, Playmates, and Port au Prince
On October 15th, an article appeared on CNN.com recognizing Susie Scott Krabacher, former Playboy Playmate, for her ongoing work to bring health care to orphans and vulnerable children.
Minimum Wage and Foreign Investment
Green Family Foundation Commits 2.4 million to Health Care in Haiti
Below is an announcement that the Green Family Foundation will be providing 2.4 million for health care and nutrition programs in Haiti. The Green Family Foundation has been supporting innovative programming in Haiti for years.
Haiti Innovation Update (10 October 2007)
Dear Readers, We would like to apologize for having not posted the past several months. It has been a very busy time for us, most of us taking new jobs or going back to school, and learning how to use the excellent new upgrades that were made to the website by Development Seed.
Cutting a Deal: Baby Doc's Retirement Fund
Switzerland has been holding US 6.2 million dollars in accounts that were established by Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Since his exile in 1986, he has been living quite cozily in France though it has been said his ex-wife, made off with most of the funds.
Haiti: Where Batteries Go to Die
Death of Francois Latour, Haitian Journalist
Hope for a Healthier Haiti
Haiti is a tough place to be a kid. The infant mortality rate for 2005 (73.45 deaths/live births/per year) places it at 33rd highest out of 226 contenders. Though Haiti has made progress against HIV/AIDS, far too many young lives are lost to diarreah, respiratory infections, malaria and other conditions which can be prevented and treated.
A Pause in Port au Prince: Time for a Surge?
Apologies to Port au Prince residents, but the capital city is an impediment to development for the country. Port au Prince became the problem city of Haiti during the reign of the Duvaliers – each of whom centralized power and authority in the Capital, disempowering secondary cities such as Cap Haitian and Jacmel.