GoFundMe Campaign: A Majestic Shithole Awaits!

  • Posted on: 20 January 2018
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

One thing nobody can say about Haitians is that they don't have a good sense of humor.  In response to President Trump's recent and insensitive remarks, Creative Director of Parkour Studios Fabien Dodars has started a GoFundMe campaign to support a tongue-in-cheek promotional campaign that showcases the beaty of Haiti.  Dodard notes Haitians are warm, humble, and inviting - humor is therefor an ideal way to speak out and stand up for Haiti.  If you would like to support the campaign, take a look at the GoFundMe page.  The full article by AdFreak writer Tim Nudd follows. 

The Heroes of Burial Road

  • Posted on: 14 December 2017
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

In the excellent New York Times article below, Catherine Porter states that death is a plentiful resource in Haiti given that the life expectancy of  Haitian is 63.4 years - twelve years below the Latin American and Caribbean average.  Dying in Haiti is expensive - families often take out loans at exorbitant rates to provide funerals for loved ones while other families are forced to abandon their remains.  These bodies would be dumped like garbage, as was the case in the past, but for the efforts of St. Luke Foundation volunteers who transport them for simple, cost-free burials.  Haiti is full of heroes, and the volunteers who provide dignity in death to those who lacked it in life, are amongst them.