Town Of Baraderes, Rich In Coffee Production
Baradères, capital of the Baradères Arrondissement, formed in 2003 as part of Nippes Department. A commune with a population of 30,000, situated on the northwest peninsula of Haiti, it is well known for its agricultural output. Local farming, an economic force in the village, yields enough crops, to maintain a subsistence standard of living.
Baradères one export is coffee, beginning its exportation in 2006. The roasting technique creates an intensely-flavored and sweet French Roast. The fair-trade coffee produces enough profits to erect schools and medical facilities in Nippes Department.
Baradères terrain contains mountain ranges and vales, extending 60-plus miles away from the center. Homesteading occurs mostly in the vales, more hospitable for farming. Baradères River streams through the vales, pouring into the Gulf de la Gonave about a mile out of the village.
The transportation network is nearly non-existent, with a single unpaved road. The only vehicles hardy enough to travel it are four-wheel drives. Another way to approach Baradères is by boat via Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, but this mode of travel is no longer viable. Sedimentation has built up, making Baradères Bay an obstacle course.
The government of Baradères places value on learning, with a functioning public school system. St. Pierre Catholic Church operates a higher education facility, College of St. Jean Baptiste. Other Catholic-operated secondary- and high schools also flourish in the village.
Healthcare is supplied by a single medical clinic, and a program, funded by St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, delivers education and basic healthcare services.
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