Petite Riviere de Nippes, Haiti

Petite-Rivière-de-Nippes lies in the Miragoâne Arrondissement, in the Nippes Department of Haiti with a population of 29,815 people according to a census taken in 2009. It is the most southwestern region of Haiti. The Government of Haiti's Project for Participatory Development is active as part of the Pan America Foundation. Its nearby cities are Pétion Ville, Croix Des Bouquets, and Santiago de los Caballeros and it also lies next to the Caribbean Sea shoreline. Their proximity to the sea offers a great resource to the people.


The Caribbean Shore offers rural fishing to the people of the village of Petite-Riviere-de-Nippes. This underprivileged village is about 56 miles from the capital city. The city of Petite- Riviere-de-Nippes is comprised of four components; Fond des Lianes, Cholette, Silègue and Bezin. Agriculture is the main industry even though some farmers do some fishing on smaller scales such as for personal use or to supplement their farming. They grow bananas, citrus fruits, rice, sugar cane, and cotton. Mining is also a secondary industry due to the availability of bauxite. Bauxite is clay like rock used in the creation of aluminum.

Native people are taught and knowledge is handed down from generation to generation on how to grow their crops and utilize the resources the land offers to the fullest extent. They are aware of what crops grow and thrive there and have made these their main industrial crops. Farming there is an art to be passed down through posterity helping to sustain the people of Petite-Riviere-de-Nippes.

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