The town of Coteaux is the capital of the Arrondisement of Coteaux in Haiti's Sud Department. However, it is not the only reason why many people throng to the town every now and then. A high number of believers often go to the town in order to pray to the Miraculous Virgin in Coteaux.
It is believed that the Virgin hears and grants the prayers of believers, especially women. In order to reach the shrine where the Miraculous Virgin can be found, people have to pay a pilgrimage and climb a 500-step stair. Going to the shrine through the long stair is almost the same as scaling the popular Great Wall of China.
The town of Port-a-Piment in the Sud Department is one the municipalities where the Rivieres de Port a Piment goes through. There are about 13,900 people living in Port-a-Piment and they get affected when the river overflows. It is common for the river to cause floods during the rainy season. When it happens, the dirt roads become submerged, making it impossible for people to use them. Roads are often closed down when the river overflows.
It can be recalled that in 2011, two people were reported to have been swept away when the river overflowed. Around 70 families in the villages of Chantal and Corteaux were also affected by the disaster, which destroyed their homes. During that time, people were forced to relocate.
Residents in the town of Thiotte in the Arrondissement of Belle-Ense heavily rely on the town's booming coffee industry. Many residents here are coffee farmers who get support from an organization called Root Capital. Under its small-business model program COOPCAB, rural farmers work together in order to increase and ensure the quality production of coffee beans. Coffee farmers in Thiotte grow Arabica beans.
Rural farmers also receive around 100,000 coffee and tree seedings from COOPCAB and this supply allows them to maintain production. Not only that, COOPCAB also encourages Thiotte farmers to follow sustainable farming practices so that the production of coffee in the town remains strong and steady.
Being one of the major and historical towns in Haiti, Jacmel has become a popular tourist destination. It is among the cities that many tourists visit because of everything it has to offer. Jacmel, which is the capital of the Sud-Est department, is known for its charm, history, arts and architecture, among others.
Staying in Jacmel for a vacation is comfortable, given the number of guesthouses and hotels available in the town. What's better is that the accommodation in Jacmel is normally cheaper than in other cities. There are several famous hotels in the town, including Hotel Cyvadier, Hotel Florita and high-end Cap Lamandou Hotel.
Efforts are being exerted to improve the environment of the town of Grand-Gosier in Belle-Anse Arrondissement. This small town in the Sud Est department has experienced environmental degradation in the past. Rampant illegal logging is never good for the environment and Grand-Gosier's land was not spared from it. Due to too much logging of wood, the town's environment suffered and was greatly damaged. It also caused the extensive deforestation in the municipality. Because of this, non-government organizations became concerned about the town's environment. Therefore, they came up with plans and programs to restore the environment, which is very important. The organizations made efforts to reforest the affected areas.
Anse-a-Pitres is a part of the Belle-Anse Arrondissement in the Sud-Est Department. It is a border town with about 8,000 residents, many of whom live in the villages of Boucan-Guillaume and Bois d'Orme.
The city of Anse-a-Pitres is quite poor. It lacks certain public facilities, preventing people from getting adequate health and other services. There are several health problems hitting the city, including widespread HIV/AIDS and TB infections, high infant and maternal mortality rate, and premature labor. Many babies are malnourished, while malaria and typhoid affect residents as well.
However, there are organizations like Foundation for Peace that went to the town to provide assistance. With their help, a health center was built in 1997 but prior to that, "tradipracticos," or healers without proper medical knowledge, were the ones treating sick people in the town. The lack of health programs in the town led to many deaths, as people could not seek immediate medical attention. The life expectancy in Anse-a-Pitres is just 51 years for women and 48 for men.
Belle-Anse is a poor community in the Belle-Anse Arrondissement in Haiti. It is the arrondissement's headquarters that has faced a lot of challenges in the past years. Without help from international humanitarian organizations, this municipality of more than 51,000 people will have a hard time recovering.
The main livelihood of residents in this town is fishing. This is why it was greatly devastated when a strong storm hit the municipality in 2007. The storm Noel lashed the town, affecting its fishing industry. Residents' source of income hit a snag because of the damage caused by the storm. However, a number of international organizations, including Oxfam, sent assistance to the city. They helped revive the fishing industry so as to restore people's livelihood.
Vallières is located in Haiti's Nord-Est Deparment. In the Vallieres Arrondissement, it is a municipality and the capital. It is a third order administrative division and located at 71° 55' 0" West of the meridian and 18° 26' 0" North of the equator. Vallieres has an altitude of 36 meters above sea level.
Support From St Vincent Parish
Around 19,900 denizens inhabit the place. People living in Vallieres have been supported well by St.Vincent Parish. It follows a twinning program with Our Lady of Mercy Church
Positive Effects Of The Twinning Program
Tabarre is a municipality and a small town located in Haiti's Central American Republic and Ouest Department in the Port-au-Prince Arrondissement. It is 7 kilometers southeast of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince. It spreads across an area of 24.47 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 118,477 as per 2009 census.
Location Of US Embassy In Tabarre
Embassy of the United States was constructed recently in Tabarre, in the suburban area just outside the capital Port-au-Prince. The January 2010 earthquake ravaged the region badly. A lot of efforts are being put to develop the region.
Terrier-Rouge is located in the Nord-Est Deparment in Haiti at an elevation of 36 meters above sea level. In the Trou-du-Nord Arrondissement it is a municipality and a third order administrative division. Around 251,577 people inhabit the place. It lies 1° 57' 00" to the West and 19° 38' 00" to the North.
Many of the people are small scale farmers in Terrier-Rouge. Not many crops are harvested due to which feeding their families is a big struggle. Pea-congo, maize, sisal, potatoes and cassava are mainly produced here. Occasionally, the farmers are able to produce more than they need and sell the surplus produce in the market to earn a few extra coins
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