Fonds-des-Negres and its Infrastructure

In the southern section of Haiti lies the cityship of Fonds-des-Nègres, which straddles both Miragoâne and Nippe Departments. The city, founded in 2003, was born of the capital city of Miragoâne. Three other communes make up Miragoâne: Bouzi, Pemerle, and Cocoyers-Duchene.

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Roads in Fonds-des-Nègres are in very bad shape, many of them dirt roads. At this time, however, road-work projects are proceeding, the roads now being built and repaired to bring them up-to-date with current safety codes. In areas where heavy rains block passage of traffic because of spontaneous lakes created by the deluges, bridges are going up as well.

Christians comprise the major religion, most following the Catholic faith. The Carmelite order from France founded the Fond-des-Nègres Church in 1712, but eventually re-located the church to St. Michel, 20 years later. Other practicing faiths in Fonds-des-Negrès include Protestant, Voodoo, and Muslim. The Voodoo colony is quite substantial, and Muslims make up the smallest segment of faiths in the city.

After the 2010 earthquake smashed most of Haiti to bits, the international community came forward and donated funds to establish the National Center of Emergency Operations as a proactive service, in Fonds-des-Nègres. A cholera treatment facility has also been built with funds donated by the Salvation Army.

One of the chief industries in the city is a textile manufacturing plant.

Fonds-des-Nègres has yet to build an airport, so it must rely on Les Cayes and Jacmel airports outside its city limits to serve the community.

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