Haiti After the Earthquake

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by Paul Farmer | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1610390989 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quietorchid of Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on 10/31/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by quietorchid from Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Friday, October 31, 2014
Interesting book. I have been interested in the author since reading Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains. This is Farmer's account of trying to 'build back better' in Haiti after the earthquake. He makes a compelling arguement for how foreign aid should be done. Basically he argues that aid should be channeled through the government institutions, rather than as an ad hoc outside whim. After reading this book, I see his point. It's worth considering as NGOs tend to duplicate and rarely leave an institutionalized change for the better behind them.

The book is part report, part history, part personal narrative of the earthquake. Well written (and incredibly dense).

Fly far little book!

Journal Entry 2 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (8/25/2016 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA

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