PROViDE created another partnership with Humanity for Haitian Development (H4HD). In June 2010 we conducted a needs assessment with fishermen in Grand Goave who lost their respective sources of revenue in the earthquake.
The fishermen have impressive perseverance and are eager to rebuild their livelihoods. Unfortunately, they do not have the resources to recoup equipment and materials lost in January’s catastrophe.
HAC and PROViDE have analyzed this situation and are confident that affordable solutions can be offered to these resilient folks through participatory investment and reusing/recycling materials, such as rubble and iron, collected locally from destroyed structures as well as rope made from refuse plastic that already litters the country. This dove-tailed solution would alleviate much of the rubble littering the streets while contributing to the long-term economic stimulus of local villagers.