Cooking with charcoal
This is what we’re up against. 80% of Haiti’s population cooks with charcoal and it is an expensive and dirty daily grind.
I’ve booked my ticket to Port Au Prince for February 1st 2012 and have been devouring documentaries and aid worker blogs and news articles, trying to get a handle on what is going on.
I’ve softened my approach in that I’m trying to remain as flexible as I can, going in with few to no fixed plans and plan to float-like-a-butterfly-sting-like-a-bee by assessing the situation and determining where and how the potential of Solar Fire technologies would be best demonstrated.
I’m taking some Creole lessons @ Haiti Hub so that I’ll be able to communicate once I’ve got boots on the ground… watching documentaries has illustrated that even being fluent in French might not help as much as I had thought…
Got a logo made, revamping the ASTRA website and soon to commence working through my ‘To Contact’ list that I’ve compiled over the past year to see if I can eet up with some solid folks doing good work and get myself oriented.
3 weeks till go time.