Eco-Villages Have Brought Hope to Quake Survivors

The 2010 quake brought drastic changes to the majority of Haitian population. This is the day that an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 hit the city of Port-au-Prince and the neighboring cities of Leogane, Jacmel and Petit-Goave. It flattened buildings, leaving many people homeless. Many of them were left under the rubbles fighting for their Lives. Many were badly injured and others left homeless. Life could never be normal again. People had to move to rural areas to seek accommodation from friends, relatives or well wishers.


After the quake, many people have found hope in starting eco-villages. These villages are headed by Chavannes Jean Baptiste who acts as the leader and the president of an organization called Mouvman Peyizan Papaye, MPP. This organization was formed in Haiti for the last forty years in order to promote food security in Haiti. The eco-villages formed under the MPP holds ten families.

These families were provided with materials for constructing houses. They built brick houses each one having two bedrooms and a living room. A separate kitchen was built outside together with a pit toilet. Both built outside. Each family was provided with a small garden for growing vegetables and planting some flowers, solar panel chargers and a yard for children to be playing. The organization made efforts in training the villagers how to be self-sufficient on food security in the next 2-3 years.

The villagers were still taught how they could get large communal land for keeping animals and irrigating their crops. In the recent time, MPP has been working to achieve how children could go back to school. It has been helping families in paying entrance fees for children to join local school until when they will be fully settled and be able to pay for themselves.

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