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Transforming Lives

USAID/Haiti GIS Specialist Anna Brenes shows local children photos of the nearby road she mapped.

In Haiti, roads in rural communities are often damaged by floods and lack of maintenance, affecting people’s well-being and livelihoods. USAID is currently upgrading up to 126 kilometers of roads in northern Haiti, where many households earn a living from agriculture, in addition to over 100 kilometers of roads in the Cul de Sac area, near Port-au-Prince.

Genèse Laguerre cooks with propane (LPG) for the first time at the EFACAP school in Kenscoff.
In the Kenscoff mountains above Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a busy school kitchen is running more efficiently, saving money and protecting the environment. The Ecole Fondamentale d'Application et Centre d'Appui Pédagogique (EFACAP) switched from charcoal to propane for all its cooking needs in September 2013.
View of the set, “Agriculture, Business of the Future”.

Michel Dorlean, a Haitian flower producer, grew up learning the family business by planting flowers on traditional hillside plots in the mountainous village of Furcy, near Port-au-Prince. But the hillside locations leave flowers vulnerable to excessive heat, wind, humidity and rain.

John Werley

On Aug. 18, 2011, Jonise* and her son, John Werley*, traveled to Hôpital Evangélique in Bombardopolis, a small town in Haiti’s northwest region known for its difficult terrain. Jonise was making a routine visit to the clinic to receive her monthly supply of medication. The mood was tense.