Today's Date: December 2, 2021
100 Thieves Raises $60 Million in New Funding to Expand Its Business and Continue Elevating Gaming Culture   •   Dresdner Robin Completes Work on 21,700-Square-Foot Veterans' Housing Complex in Jersey City   •   Reuten Associates Presents Site Plans for New Senior Living Community in Closter, N.J.   •   To Support the Advancement of Women’s Athletic Programs, T-Mobile Donates $700,000 to SEC Schools at T-Mobile SEC Champion   •   Varada Consulting CEO and Founder Tori Draude Recognized on 2021 Forbes Next 1000 List   •   Wells Fargo Reaffirms Commitment to the Hispanic Community with a $2MM Gift for the National Museum of the American Latino   •   Crumbl Cookies, Now the Nation’s Fastest-Growing Gourmet Cookie Company, to Open in Nashua North, New Hampshire   •   Violence impacts over 700,000 children due to school closures in Cameroon   •   National Beverage Corp. Again Enriches the Holiday Season With a Special Cash Dividend   •   Leading Financial Services Firms and Industry Resource Organizations Join Together to Increase Diversity and Equity   •   Horizon Therapeutics plc Makes $100,000 Seed Donation to Support Fundraising Efforts to Renovate Emmett Till’s Home into a   •   Vince Announces Reporting Date for Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results   •   Funding available to support victims of intimate partner violence involved in the family justice system   •   Century Communities Sponsors 2021's Christmas for Kids Event for a Third Year   •   Okcoin Announces $1M Commitment to Bring More Women into Crypto, Randi Zuckerberg as Inaugural Brand Advisory Council Member   •   Igloo Unleashes Two New Monster Jam® Playmate Coolers!   •   Distilled Spirits Council Kicks Off Holiday Season with Launch of New Alcohol Education Website: StandardDrinks.org   •   Avert Holiday Anxiety and Depression with Self-Care   •   Goalsetter Secures $15 Million in Series A Funding to Expand and Transform Access to Financial Education in America   •   First charter flight of privately sponsored Afghan refugees arrives in Canada
Bookmark and Share

New Marketplace To Revitalize, Stabilize Fragile Haitian Community

 Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Together with Haitian President Michel Martelly, the U.S. government inaugurated the Savane Pistache market in Haiti that will support local merchants and promote stability in the community.

The neighborhood of Savane Pistache, in Carrefour-Feuilles, Port-au-Prince, is a densely populated area with high levels of unemployment. The 5,000 square-meter Savane Pistache Market will benefit the market's 300 vendors and the 25,000 residents of the community by attracting more commerce.

The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, partnered with CHF International and the local community to build the market. After the inauguration, the municipality of Port-au-Prince and the association of local vendors will assume management responsibilities.

"We were pleased to partner with local government and community leaders to rebuild the market," said U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Kenneth H. Merten. "We are committed to work with Haiti to find innovative and sustainable ways to rebuild the country."

The multi-level structure is handicap accessible and includes restroom and shower facilities. Environment-friendly features include a roof system that collects rainwater and stores it in a 10,000 gallon reservoir. The market will also benefit from the United Nations Development Program's recycling and compost project.

Bright, primary colors adorn the market's 15 pavilions and rich frescoes painted by local artists flank the walkways and interior walls. During the market's inauguration, the judges awarded prizes to the artists who painted the best frescoes. 


STORY TAGS: Haiti , Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News