Sites - BOTTOM OF THE HEAP
by Kevin Sites
This is one example of how wealth is redistributed in Haiti. It rains. The rains wash the garbage of the upper class neighborhood of Petionville down to the slums of Cite Soleil. There is already too much garbage in Cite Soleil. Garbage that doesn't disappear. Garbage, like despair, that piles higher and higher. Garbage that breeds disease... and contempt. White fields of plastic, cups, cardboard. A harvest of consumption's remnants. There is no beauty in it. None at all.
But to some there is value. Value for those so far down the food chain that even waste offers rewards, if you're willing to sift through it.
- Introduction to Project
- Additional Background
- Recyling Program
- Update after Earthquake
- Brita Program
- Letters Between students in US and Haiti
- Article by Kevin Sites
- En Francais/In French
- HCDP Wins 2008 Energy Globe Award
- Summer 2008 Trip to Haiti
- HCDP Wins 2007 Energy Globe Award