It is renowned that Haiti is faced with flagrant poverty, lack of access to basic infrastructure, healthcare, education, and the proper functioning of a judicial system. The country also needs good governance. The 2010 earthquake along with the hurricane Thomas and the cholera epidemic outbreak added more pressure to the entirely inadequate and overwhelmed socio-economic safety net. The question is how to transform this impoverished country to have a vibrant economy and a desirable quality of life. This is a complicated question to ask but are answered by prominent organizations like the US Agency for International Development, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank. Since the devastating earthquake, there have been many plans to improve Haiti and the people’s way of life. And these are the planned projects of the Denis Obrien foundation for the country.
Innovating a practical and comprehensive national development plan is not easy especially when it involves countries like Haiti. Most of its plans include similar problems for reasons that it has a general agreement about what will happen to the country. However, there are two issues that deserve attention especially with the plans involved: (1) the necessity to create distinct regional development plans and coincidentally creating a similar policy to empower regional government; and (2) the need to take hold of an opportunity to create a better Haiti while focusing on renewable energies.
Despite the facts discussed in the introduction, Haiti has had a very good and bad past and will continue to have several businesses with their success stories. To name a few examples are the electronic company Gama Consulting, Inc. in Port-au-Prince; the giant food store in Petionville; and the fish farm in Croix-des-Bouquets. Not known to many, people of Haiti are also entrepreneurial and hardworking. Despite the difficulties in enterprises, the Haitian’s knowledge and skills do exist. Many believe that setting up a business will resolve the problems of poverty. It will improve the way of life of the people in Haiti, especially that they have become aware of its importance. This is also why Denis Obrien set up some businesses in this country to help the Haitians.