Here is a picture of the new light kit developed by Sogexpress, Arc Finance and Western Union, Klere Ayiti or Light Up Haiti.
In Haiti, only 12.5% of the population has access to electricity, however, the official sources estimate that around 25% of the populations have irregular connection, unreliable access to the electric grid. The most of its generation infrastructure is very old and costly to maintain and operate. According to the USAID, Haiti's power sector is one of the weakest in the Western Hemisphere. 'Klere Ayiti' is a two-year effort between the Haitian money transfer company Sogexpress and Arc Finance with support from Western Union. 'Klere Ayiti' is working to find a power solution using the solar energy which is abundant in the country. Solar energy is a realistic power solution, an affordable way for the Haitians. 'Klere Ayiti' is truly committed to establish its meaning 'Light Up' Haiti. It is a solution where the Haitian diaspora can purchase solar light kit for their families back home. Each solar light kit contains two or three LED lights, rechargeable solar battery and charging sockets, where cell phones can be charged as well. The lights can be hung from the ceiling or used as a strong flashlight.
There has been a Protester in Fort Liberte where the population is demanding to be connected industrial park Caracol electricity source
Surge in Violent Uprisings as Year Ends
Reports emanating from Port-au-Prince said an investigation by officials regarding a violent street demonstration near the Dominican Republic border claimed Haitian police officers went on a shooting rampage, injuring 13 people. This confirmation came from Northeast Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime.
In another incident, Fort Liberté demonstrators demanded they be provided with electrical service from the Caracol power plant at the industrial park close by.
A third incident in a Port-au-Prince neighborhood found three protestors shot by pro-government protestors.
A bloody demonstration scene in Fort Liberte on Thursday, November 28 left 13 people injured by, as yet, unknown elements. Senator Jean-Baptiste Bien-Aime, a politician in the opposition party, would have the nation know that the injuries were as a result of the police, while attempting to clear the blocked main road, firing on the protesters, while the spokesman for the National Police, Frantz Lerebours, remains cautious about disclosing what happened and how many people were wounded without more information.
Here is a picture of a Recho Pa'w. This project was created to improve cooking in Haiti and funded by USAID.
The Recho Pa'w project, with a budget of nearly $9 million U.S. and funded by USAID to promote better cooking methods, was officially handed over to the Haitian population in a ceremony featuring representatives of USAID, LPG distributors and biomass stove manufacturers as well as the US Ambassador to Haiti, Pamela White. The objective of the project, which will be focused in the urban area, is to build the permanent groundwork for cost-efficient, clean cooking. The project aims to convert 300,000 families toward the use of propane and biomass stoves.
Here is a protest in Croix-Hilaire, locality of Petit-Goâve. The population is demanding more electricity.
Petit-Goâve Protestors Demand Electricity Now and Me Jean Alix Civil Fired
Petit-Goâve protestors are fed up in Croix-Hilaire. They have gone without electricity for six months, and are telling Electricity of Haiti either reconnect the transformer, or residents will set up barricades of burning tires on National Road #2.
Another protest, more peaceful, is being organized by Block of Democratic Opposition to order the government to immediately dismiss Petit Goâve Government Commissioner Me Jean Alix Civil and appoint a new municipal cartel.
Here is a picture of school children using LuminAID solar light. It was designed following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti
Renewable Lighting Technology for Disaster Relief Aid Stabilizes Victims
Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta have developed an innovative technology for natural disaster victims, the LuminAID solar light.
The impetus for their product occurred in Japan during the March 2011 earthquake. They designed a renewable lighting source for situations in which the power grid has been disconnected following a disaster.
Their LuminAID solar light was deployed succeeding both Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy. It is delivered along with other disaster relief aid.
Gasoline affect many thing in Haiti. Due to the economic condition of the population, the Haitian Government has been subsidizing the price of petroleum products in the country. This practice was able to maintain a level of stability for many years. However, the Government of Michel Martelly has made the decision not to subsidize the price of gasoline and to let the price fluctuated based on the international market
There is one major problem with this. There has not been any improvement in the economic situation of the Haitian population. The unemployment rate remains at over 70 percent