Why is Haiti so Poor?

Why is Haiti so Poor : Haiti's Burden NYT

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. Another long-time supporter of the Rooster, Dr. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall, has published a more comprehensive book on Haiti: Haitian History: … Read More

Metal Crosses, Handmade in Haiti

metal crosses from Haiti; anniversary, birthday, easter & confirmation gift ideas

Singing Rooster carries a large variety of metal crosses online. Shop today and support small producer metal artists in Croix des Bouquets. Our handmade metal crosses come in all shapes and sizes. They’re the perfect gift idea for confirmation, Easter, baptism, birthdays or an anniversary. More than a perfect present, great gift idea, we’ve been working with our artist partners for YEARS. Your purchase supports their work, their families, their community we’ve grown to love. To learn more about the sweet little metal art village, … Read More

Reforesting Haiti with Coffee — Haiti’s Deforestation Explained

deforested mountains, Haiti, reforest w/ coffee

Singing Rooster has been reforesting Haiti with coffee for over a decade. We’ve planted tens of thousands of soil-stabilizing, income-providing trees. Before we tell you more about our work, we think it’s important to understand how things got so environmentally grim in Haiti. Hispanolia (the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic) was once full of splendid rain forests and fertile plains. Native Caribbeans inhabited the island for centuries before Columbus arrived in 1492. The Spanish, and soon after, the French, saw a land … Read More