An Urban Jungle Yields Fruit in Haiti

In many developing countries, agricultural production is a major source of both employment and sustenance. In a country with poor infrastructure such as Haiti, it is often difficult for urban populations to gain access to the fresh food produced outside of the city. One organization has decided to turn the issue on its head: why not grow the food right in the city instead of transporting it?

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Fast Form Shelters: Emergency Housing That Locks Into Place

After the Haiti earthquake, this structure was designed as a fast form of shelter post-disaster. It involves a large roof that can collect rainwater and a system of mirrors to create steam. It’s completely constructed by fiber board and can be made in less than five hours. It requires no nuts or bolts to assemble. It is cheap, and easily …

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Turning Sewage Problems into a Resource

  Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) is converting human waste into compost in rural and urban communities in Haiti. Through specialized toilet systems, they have been able to collect and process materials from 14,000 people living in Port-au-Prince and another 10,000 people in northern Haiti. When they open a new toilet, they also host a “Toilet Inauguration” party that teaches …

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