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Haiti in March: Returning Home
Haiti in March: Returning Home

Leaving Bonneau and the Northwest of Haiti was an entirely different experience from the one we had on arrival. Wanting to spend a day in Port-au-Prince to check out soil stabilized bricks being produced for a GHESKIO project, we left St. Louis du Nord by bus in the middle of the night. An overnight crowded […]

Haiti in March: NWHCM
Haiti in March: NWHCM

One of our two projects in Haiti is a fee-for-service project with the non-profit organization Northwest Haiti Christian Mission. This organization has been serving the Northwest of Haiti, the poorest region in the country, for over thirty years. NWHCM has numerous programs throughout the region including orphanages, health clinics, and agricultural development. They have a […]

Haiti in March: Day 2-6
Haiti in March: Day 2-6

After arriving safely in St. Louis du Nord we spent the next few days taking full advantage of our time in Haiti with full-day community workshops, site visits, measuring topography, and completing a pilot project. While we spent most of our time in Bonneau we did make a short site visit to the Far West, […]

Haiti in March: Day 1
Haiti in March: Day 1

At the beginning of March we headed to Bonneau for a week of community and client meetings for our two projects in the Northwest of Haiti. The team consisted of Chelina Odbert (Executive Director), Joe Mulligan (Board Member and Civil Engineer), Jessica Bremner (Program Director), Amy Linsenmayer (Landscape Architect), Andreas Quednau (Founding Partner, SMAQ), and […]

We’re Hiring: Landscape Architecture Internship
We're Hiring: Landscape Architecture Internship

We are hiring a Landscape Architect Intern for our Haiti projects, the candidate must be located in Los Angeles, CA or Philadelphia, PA. For more information on the job please visit our website: www.kounkuey.org/VolunteerandJobs.html.

We’re Hiring!
We're Hiring!

We are excited to let everyone know that we are looking for a candidate for or Haiti On-Site Project Manager position (Architect or Engineer). To find more about the job, go to our website here.

Bonneau Marketplace PPS Progress
Bonneau Marketplace PPS Progress

During the June Marketplace workshop with Tête Ensemble we were able to accomplish three very important and large steps that moves forward the project’s progress. The first came through the community workshops where we undertook a needs assessment and site walk-through. The second accomplishment was the completion of a land survey, through the generous support […]

Bonneau, Haiti PPS
Bonneau, Haiti PPS

The PPS in Bonneau, Haiti will involve the revitalization of the central marketplace. KDI will be working with a 75-person community group, Tête Ensemble – meaning Heads Together, to transform the town’s open-air market into a Productive Public Space. Based on preliminary design meetings with community members, the PPS will expand upon the existing market […]

New Project in Haiti!
New Project in Haiti!

In addition to starting a new project in Coachella and continuing those in Kenya, KDI is beginning a project in Haiti! The site is in Bonneau which is located in Northwest Haiti and is one of the poorest rural areas of the country. Site visits in October 2010, and June 2011 included community meetings and […]

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