Based in the city of Baraderes, Haiti, the organization Just Haiti works with Haitian farmers who produce high quality, organic, Arabica coffee. Just Haiti then markets and sells this coffee to consumers in the United States.
It’s been two years since a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing at least 300,000 and displacing 1.5 million. Progress to rebuild has been slow. Haitian economist Ludovic Comeau helps us take stock of the reconstruction and rebuilding efforts of the past two years.
Despite billions of dollars in private donations and government money, a staggering number of Haitians remain in tent camps. And a recent cholera epidemic – which has claimed 5,000 lives – has only made life worse.
Every Thursday on Global Activism, we hear from a Chicagoan who works to make the world a better place. Today, we focus on two individuals steeped in the world’s water crisis.Water plays a central role in global poverty. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
Children are bearing the brunt of the famine in Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti. Five hundred million are on the verge of starvation.For many reasons, international aid has been slow to arrive. So far, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF has raised over $6 million for the Horn of Africa.