Kanaval Ayiti 2012! February 23rd 2012 Alo Kanaval!!
Well, the festivities started close to home - in fact, at the soccer field next door where Konbit Mizik was putting on an evening show. Konbit Mizik is an organization making available recording and sound equipment to music groups and individuals so I got to see a variety of haitians performing mostly hip hop, rap, and reggae. My favorite was watching an 8 year old tear it up on t ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Haiti » Port-au-Prince The native Arawak Amerindians - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Columbus in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years. In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispan... ... read more
I'm now working here in Haiti with an organization that I started volunteering with called SOIL - Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (http://www.oursoil.org). SOIL works to empower the community on dealing with sanitation issues from a holistic perspective. Traditional sanitation systems are not only scarce, but a challenge here as water and piping infrastructure barely exist. We have dry toilets set up in various communities and camps from the earthquake, and collect the toilet material to process at a composting site. The diverted urine is diluted and used to fertilize gardens and th... full info