Thursday, October 18, 2012

"What Woman Wants, God Wants: Voices from the Mountains of Haiti"

Here's an illustrated, virtual ethnography of rural women's responses to questions asking what they want for themselves, their families, what is important for them in their lives, what do they want for their lives.

Friday, October 12, 2012


"Take bread away from me, if you wish,
take air away, but
do not take from me your laughter. opens for me all the doors of life." - Pablo Neruda
Destin and Wozanna in 2004

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Water! Now! Livin' on a Prayer, friends

Sure, we have the plans, the materials, the nuts and bolts, (but not the steel) for installing solar powered water pumps - answer to prayers for a Haitian mountain zone that relies on girls and young women - and any boys and men willing and able -  for hauling water. 

All parts are there, except for some sort of hurricane-resisting posts and expertise to share with residents/users who want to learn about the technology.  We have diagrams, models  ready to be tweaked and work shared with residents of the zone (Kreyol only,but you may degaje with French and English and finger-pointing to diagrams).
You game? Please Give us a holler at Haiti Next Door on FB.

This is serious.