Building a Sustainable Haiti through Agriculture & Community / Urban Gardens

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Want long-lasting (self-sustaining) impact in Haiti? Support small family farmers – including urban / community gardens Singing Rooster has been investing in small producer farmers in Haiti for over a decade. We launched operations with Haitian coffee farmers in 2009 and became 501c3 nonprofit in 2010. In 2015, we expanded our work to include cacao farmers (crops used to make all things chocolate). Since 60% of Haitians identify themselves as part of a family farm, it makes sense that sustainability efforts begin with agriculture. We’ll … Read More

How Haitians Transform Oil Drums into Art in Haiti’s Iron Village, Croix des Bouquets

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Singing Rooster has written 3 fabulous articles on Haiti’s Iron Village. In this third piece, it’s all about Haitian art: how oil drums are transformed into sculptures, ornaments, wall art. In our second article (read that first), we describe how oil drums are transform into canvases and provide a video of the entire process. In our first article, we chronicle Haiti’s iron village, Noailles / Croix des Bouquets. How do Haitians make art out of oil drums? Good question. Most island nations import every drop … Read More

Meet Louis Omiscar, Haitian oil drum artist, Dad, Husband

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Timeline, Port au Prince: Father’s Day, 2022 This father’s day we salute one of our long-term artist partners, Luis Omiscar. He lives in Haiti’s Iron Village, Croix des Bouquets Haiti, with his wife and 2 children. Louis was born in 1987 in Haiti’s metal art district of Croix de Bouquet.  He began his work in the Iron Village at the young age of 8.  His Uncle Elly Thenor taught him the trade.  Louis recalls sitting in Elly’s studio watching him chisel metal, “I was amazed how … Read More

Why is Haiti so Poor? Hope Amidst Misery

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Reasons Why / Causes for Haiti’s Poverty are Complex The following essay was written by Bob Corbett, a longtime advocate for this sovereign island nation; Bob gave Singing Rooster permission to put his essay on our site. Bob wrote this essay in 1986 — and EVERYTHING he said then still stands. It’s a thorough walk-through describing why Haiti is so poor – give this time. Then go buy some Haitian coffee or chocolate bars — we’re the farmer’s partner and know Haiti’s self sustainability rests … Read More