Plastic 2 Fuel: Haiti Project
As the saying goes, "There is always a silver lining." and there has been no exception with the horrific events that occurred in Haiti, March 4, 2018. Some honest goodness rang through.
Haiti has the highest per capita of charity operations in the world and yet the country is still struggling from numerous environmental disasters that plague the country. With a 60 percent unemployment rate and loss of trees and topsoil, it is struggling on many fronts, notwithstanding poor waste management. Our efforts in Haiti were not to hand out supplies, but to supply those most in need with viable employment while at the same time cleaning up the environment.
Though our efforts were derailed in March, with Annie Clark, our team member, badly maimed and our Haitian driver killed by ambush, an amazing turn of events transpired. Joe Hurston, Executive Director of Air Mobile Ministries, who rescued Annie and Hannah Phillips, has become a resource for helping us continue our work there. Our Treasurer, Lindsey McCoy, co-founder of Plaine Products, introduced us to McKinnley Workman and Sebastien Benoit -founders of LaKay Vet, a small startup in Haiti turning compostables into electricity - a much needed resource for plastic2fuel.
Bringing Priyanka Bakaya, founder of Renewlogy, and LaKay Vet together has led to the next phase of our work in Haiti, to bring these innovations together to better mobilize the plastic to fuel initiative in Haiti. Stay tuned as this collaboration continues to grow creating jobs and energy for people who desperately need both.
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Meet Our Haiti Team!
Annie M. Clark