A 180-degree view of the brand new amphitheatre and basketball court in Delmas 32, a neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It's part of PADF’s Urban Project for Participatory Development program (PRODEPUR), financed by the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank in partnership with Haiti’s Bureau of Monetization of Development Aid Programs (BMPAD).
PADF’s immediate response will target the hardest hit communities in southwest Haiti including Aquin, Saint Louis du Sud, Cavaillon, Cayes, Torbeck, Camp-Perrin, Maniche and Jérémie. To date, PADF has delivered emergency food kits and water purification tablets to families in Cavaillon, Chantal, Saint Jean, Saint Louis and Maniche.
Myrtha Vilbon, the owner of Glory Industries, shows off the first company to manufacture toilet paper in Haiti. She’ll be among four Haitian entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurial Summit at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, with President Barack Obama. (Jacqueline Charles | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Voice of America speaks with Nadia Cherrouk, Country Director for the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) in Haiti about the development efforts that PADF is undertaking in partnership with the Haitian government, USAID, the World Bank, and other partners to strengthen local communities and provide new opportunities.
Following the devastating January 12, 2010 Haitian earthquake, it seemed as if all of Port-au-Prince had been destroyed. The future seemed hopeless for many Haitians. But as we began digging through the rubble and assisting survivors, we were struck by people’s resilience and their dedication to rebuilding a stronger, more prosperous Haiti.