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Haiti : Miragoâne citizens doing it for themselves !

First published by AlterPresse on Tuesday 18 July 2006

By Fleurival Ladenson

Miragoâne, 18 july 06 [AlterPresse] --- In Miragoâne, around 100 kilometres south-west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, groups of gallant men and women have decided not to wait any longer for the Haitian State to act - they have taken education, health and sanitation into their own hands.

Two times a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, twenty or so women, assisted by several men, clear up the rubbish that blocks the streets of Miragoâne. In the communal sections of Fonds Jean Simon, Carrefour Desruisseaux and Berquin, these valiant men and women work hard for several hours under the burning sun to make the provincial capital of the department of Nippes a good place to live.

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