Haiti continues to rebound after a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the region four years ago. Organizations such as The Haitian Alliance, formed by compatriots who live in metro Atlanta, continue to do whatever is necessary to rebuild as well as uplift the poverty-stricken country. Frantz Bourget, an East Point accountant and founding member of The Alliance, talks about its projects and government-led reconstruction efforts in his homeland.
Moderated by Rick Badie
“Haiti is open for business.” That was the election platform of Haiti President Michel Martelly and serves as a slogan for his administration. The local consular general of Haiti writes about efforts to capitalize economically on ties between his homeland and metro Atlanta, home to a sizable, spread-out Haitian population. Meanwhile, I interview a compatriot and founder of an area nonprofit working to transform the Caribbean country. A third column highlights the impact of having a flagship Japanese firm in our region.
Atlantans help Haitians rebuild
By Rick Badie