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Maissade, municipality in the Hinche Arrondissement

Maïssade, with the Creole name, Mayisad is a municipality in the Centre Department's Hinche Arrondissement. The small town, with only 43, 000 plus inhabitants can be found at coordinates 190 10' 0'' N and 720 8' 0'' W, lying near to other towns and cities such as Fort D'Piquant, Nan Maye and Cajou Brule.

As a municipality, Maïssade is a little city with some autonomy. As such, they started a watershed project in the area known as the Maïssade Integrated Watershed Management Project. The venture was put in place by the Save the Children Federation and was implemented to successfully plan the sustained use of a resource that is sometimes hard to find in Maïssade's general location.

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Fete Champetre, Major Cultural Event in Haiti

Tourism has been on a substantial descent over the last 20 years. But one series of events, the Fête champêtre, continues to give hope to a struggling industry as tourists, local, from the Diaspora, and international, flock Haiti to witness the countryside festival.

One of the main avenues for entertainment to the 18th century elite, a Fête champêtre (a country feast or pastoral festival) was a type of garden party much loved at court. With pretensions to simplicity, the Fête champêtre was patronized by the well dressed, entertained by musicians hidden in the trees, as they enjoyed the beauty of landscaped park.

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Maissade, a Rural Community of Haiti

Maissade, Haiti

Maissade, known in Creole as Mayisad, is a city-ship in the Hinche Arrondissement, part of Centre Division in Haiti. It is a rural area with a population of 43,138. Maïssade's central location positions it as a portal town to many of the port-, sea- and mountain-side villages peppered throughout this centralized region. Business travelers find Maïssade a convenient drop-off point from where they can range in a multitude of directions to neighboring villages.

Haiti is serious about attracting private investment to the island, and has made many concessions to make starting businesses in the country easier. Haitian government organizations partnering with entities like the Inter-American Development Bank are educating private investors about development opportunities in Haiti. The investment management teams of these companies accompany investors to seminars and forums, designed to acquaint them with projects currently being developed for investment purposes.

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