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Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti Or Just Cashing In?


Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti Or Just Cashing In?

Nathalie Baptiste

The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti five years ago was followed by a flood, as billions of dollars were poured into a reconstruction effort largely led by private non-governmental organizations.

Almost immediately, Haitians, activists, and well-wishing donors the world over began to ask: “Where did the money go?”


And then there is the Clinton question


Powerful material in this article and so emblematic of how the Shock Doctrine operates… making most of its money on the poorest and most desperate persons.

I think that if there is a Hell, it’s adding on many extensions to accommodate all of the advocates and beneficiaries of Disaster-based Capitalism.


Doing well by pretending to do good


An unfortunate reality in Haiti is a corrupt government who do not enforce any kind of regulations or demand compliance or fairness. The poverty is so widespread that many succomb to getting whatever they can just to survive. Haiti needs basic sanitation and reconstruction that, literally, starts from the ground up. A constant, just force in Haiti must be in place before significant change can occur.


You’ve got it, though doing very well indeed might be better. Haitians are a very capable people. They are absolutely in dire need of capital at the lower levels and of course a government that really tried to do something for Haitians is sent packing - sometimes given a plane ride to the center of Africa.


“Hell is empty, all the devils are here”
William Shakespeare