WELCOME to the Lifeline Haiti Blog

WELCOME to the Lifeline Haiti Blog
(TO SEE OUR WEB SITE CLICK ON THE ABOVE PICTURE) Lifeline Haiti and Bridges of Hope exists to promote poverty relief and community empowerment within nations of the world. This mission is achieved in cooperation with Governments, donor organizations and individuals. Implementation is accomplished in cooperation with local business & Spiritual Leaders, individuals, & indigenous organizations within the region of operation and by building the capacity of these partners. The goal is to build the assets of these partners to become sustainable and reproducing agents and transition from beneficiaries to benefactors.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Geography (HAITI)

Continuing on my series of Haiti to help you understand more about Haiti and her precious people... facts from the CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
I would encourage everyone to explore this beautiful country... make sure your connected on the ground with a mission organization....

Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Geographic coordinates:

19 00 N, 72 25 W
Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean

total: 27,750 sq km
country comparison to the world: 147
land: 27,560 sq km
water: 190 sq km
Area - comparative:

slightly smaller than Maryland
Land boundaries:

total: 360 km
border countries: Dominican Republic 360 km

1,771 km
Maritime claims:

territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: to depth of exploitation

tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds

mostly rough and mountainous
Elevation extremes:

lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Chaine de la Selle 2,680 m
Natural resources:
bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower
Land use:
arable land: 28.11%
permanent crops: 11.53%
other: 60.36% (2005)
Irrigated land:

920 sq km (2003)
Total renewable water resources:
14 cu km (2000)
Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

total: 0.99 cu km/yr (5%/1%/94%)
per capital 116 cu m/yr (2000)
Natural hazards:

lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding and earthquakes; periodic droughts
Environment - current issues:

extensive deforestation (much of the remaining forested land is being cleared for agriculture and used as fuel); soil erosion; inadequate supplies of potable water
Environment - international agreements:

shares island of Hispaniola with Dominican Republic (western one-third is Haiti, eastern two-thirds is the Dominican Republic)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thank You

Thank you to so many have come together to help with funds need in our projects in Haiti.. over the last while we have been traveling and speaking at schools.. so many young people have been helping out.. children helping children... that is awesome.. still so much more needed but every dollar helps..
in the photo is Ivan, the owner of the Harley Davidson Shop in Medicine Hat who held a fund raiser for our Orphanage in Jacmel... thank you to Ivan and your staff for making a difference...

Bob & Linda