(3BL Media/Justmeans) –In recent years, cholera has afflicted at least 770,000 Haitians, claiming over 9,200 lives. The Haitian epidemic alone resulted in an 85 percent increase in the number of cholera cases worldwide.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Mountains of rotting garbage are piled high at Truitier landfill, the largest dump in Haiti. The stench alone would drive most people away. Yet, over 300 children currently collect recyclable materials from here, where they and their families are exposed to daily hazardous working conditions. Truitier has always been a city dumping ground.
(3BLMedia/Justmeans) – Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and one of the poorest countries in the developing world. Its per capita income of $250 is considerably less than one-tenth the Latin American average. So, when a positive and unique story comes along about empowering local mothers, you immediately want to share that story.
Heinekenâs sustainability strategy is called "Brewing a Better Future," and local sourcing is an important part of it. To that end, Heineken has committed to buying locally sourced sorghum in Haiti. In 2012, Heineken consolidated its majority ownership of Brasserie Nationale dâHaiti S.A. (BRANA).
International shoe charity Soles4Souls has released a video made by game show host Todd Newton whereby he documents his recent trip to Haiti. Newton was in Haiti with Soles4Souls Founder/CEO Wayne Elsey between January 5th and 8th, exactly two years after the earthquake that devastated the country. Upon his return, Newton created a video that documents the trip and asks the public to join him in helping the non-profit restore Haiti.