Why local sourcing?
Like most places in the developing world, Haiti has experienced the dark side of international aid. Decades of importing food, clothing, and other items into Haiti has contributed to a culture of dependance and a weakened economy. At Healing Haiti, we believe that breaking the cycle of poverty requires investing in Haiti through local sourcing. This involves:
Investing in low and middle-income jobs
Purchasing food at through Haitian markets and vendors
Hiring Haitian workers to build and maintain physical structures
Leveraging short-term missions to foster relationships that encourage (rather than rob) Haitians of opportunities to work and serve
Supporting local jobs by refraining from bringing “free stuff” into Haiti