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The Resource Center is a place that fosters creativity and connectivity while inspiring the Haitian and International development efforts. Collaboratively our network uses this center to launch in country projects, pilot alternative building designs, and streamline logistics for long and short term programming.
El Fuego del Sol (FdS) is a sustainable cooking fuel enterprise that began at the Haiti Communitere workshop in 2012. FdS aims to protect the forests of Haiti while promoting the health of its cooks, by providing a safe and sustainable alternative to cooking with charcoal.
We’re Opening an Art Center! Project HOPE Art will be managing the art center, providing a flow of visiting artists and fostering growth through teacher workshops. Haiti Communitere will provide workshop space, tools and housing for all visiting artists.
The Ubuntu Block concept was invented by Harvey Lacey of Texas, USA. The Ubuntu team are implementing street clean-ups and rubbish collection points to take Styrofoam food containers and film plastic out of the canals and drains around Port-au-Prince to repurpose as building materials.
Haiti is full of talented and innovative artists who often just lack the appropriate channels for advertising and selling their work. Recognizing this gap, a few Haiti Communitere volunteers decided to start working with local Haitian artisans to sell their products at the Haiti Communitere base.
GiveLove is developing community-led sanitation projects and EcoSan Training programs to improve public health and create jobs around recycling. GiveLove has been working with Haiti Communitere since July 2010 to pilot designs for refurbished container shelters and decentralized compost toilet systems.
Ti Kay, founded and run by Dr. Megan Coffee, is a TB clinic based on the General Hospital. The clinic currently maintains inpatient facilities for over 20, which includes medication, food, oxygen, transportation, telephones, a follow-up phone call service, and outpatient medication and check-ups on discharge. Dr. Coffee also sees an average of 500 outpatients per month.
Jesse Baker, Tom Cemo, and Scott Skamnes visited the Haiti Communitere Resource Center to locally source and build a 48 sq foot aquaponics system. Within the modular system, fish are raised symbiotically with plant production through a closed system that uses 90% less water than regular agriculture.
OpenStreetMap provides free open access to a regularly updated online world map, and is being used across the globe for humanitarian efforts. HC, in partnership with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and Community OpenStreetMap Haiti, has been using the software to help create the most accurate map of the country following the earthquake in 2010.