City Life in the Republic of NGOs
For residents of Fort-Liberté, capital of Haiti's poorest province, access to high-quality physical and social infrastructure is a distant dream. Over the past year and a half, a series of protests over the lack of consistent electricity have resulted in several deaths.
As is common throughout the nation, international organizations ranging from the UN to small church groups now provide many of the services typically handled by governments, from education to healthcare. This article explores the historical roots of this issue and offers a glimpse into how it shapes life in Fort-Liberté.