Haiti’s deforestation has had a profound impact not only on the country’s landscape but also on Haitians’ daily lives. Now, agronomists are planting the seeds for a more forested – and fruitful – future.
Haiti’s 2010 earthquake forever altered the country, including the devastation of Haiti’s nascent theater scene. Eight years later, advocates are reviving the art and discovering the role of theater in rebuilding the nation.
Aside from their belief in the supernatural, more and more Haitians are looking for healing from Voodoo priests rather than physicians, because of far lower fees. One former priest likens healing rituals to psychotherapy.
Disabled Haitians, including those with auditory impairments, struggle against prejudice and marginalization in their daily lives. Now, an institute is teaching sign language to young professionals – and raising awareness in the process.