Haiti Local is a web-based travel municipal guide project based on the wiki model, launched by Mack Daniel in 2016. The site is a multidisciplinary effort that aims to cover all of the country's cities, towns, and subdivisions. This site is mainly centered around the Geography of Haiti.
In 2019, the site was expanded and later included DR-Local, a separate site that explores the localities of DR.
Who, what, when, where, and whyEdit
Who: The intended audience are members of the diaspora who know little about the country, other than the 1804 independence and the delicious food. Diaspora means people that trace their contemporary ancestry to Haiti.
What: The author was once a member of the target audience. Naturally, the author assumed that everything that was needed to know about Haiti was already known.
Where: Currently, this site covers the municipal geography of Haiti and the western portions of the Dominican Republic. Affiliates of this site, such as DR-Local and Guyana Local plan to provide more information.
When: Haiti Local was launched in 2016; DR-Local in 2019, and Guyana Local is to be announced.
Why: The sharing of information.
The Adopt-a-Commune program is a promotional campaign undertaken to encourage volunteers to keep a community free from litter. In exchange for regular litter removal, an organization (such as a non-profit) is allowed to import goods from the section of the communities they maintain.
"It is one of those places American media tells you not to go to because they want you to be scared and keep your moustache like that" -Russell Peters
What is the ethnic composition of Haiti?
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