SOS Haiti Malaki ma Kongo

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When help­ing elim­i­nates help

CECILE Malaki ma Kongo Haiti

CECILE Malaki ma Kongo Haiti

Since 1791, date of the cer­e­mony of Bois Caiman - dur­ing which the pro­gram of the first and only slave revolt in the world, that ended by cre­at­ing an inde­pen­dent  and mod­ern state, was launched - Haiti, which means " high land", con­tin­ues to expe­ri­ence a series of  socio-politico-cultural impacts that are inter­twined with vio­lent nat­ural phenomena.

It is by chance that in 2002 the head of the Asso­ci­a­tion Malaki ma Kongo ended up in Haiti and in col­lab­o­ra­tion with local com­mu­ni­ties a branch of the Asso­ci­a­tion - Malaki ma Kongo-Haiti - was cre­ated. Malaki ma Kongo not only not only pro­motes the roots of African cul­ture, but since 2008 we have embarked on a pro­gram in the Hait­ian voodoo soci­ety envi­ron­ment for the pro­mo­tion of local Roots and Sus­tain­able Development.

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We believe that if the logic of Haiti each day try­ing to incor­po­rate ele­ments of sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, the changes we expect from Haiti would be ben­e­fi­cial. The mis­ery we saw recently is a great incu­ba­tor of home all igno­rance dev­as­tat­ing. When the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity speaks with the ben­e­fit of devel­op­ing coun­tries, it is always a help-oriented, con­trolled sup­port that enriches the donor, a kind of sword of Damo­cles that traps the South in a oper­at­ing sys­tem to the holder of help.

In the case of  Malaki ma Kongo, its mis­sion is to elim­i­nate the desire for the recip­i­ent to receive for help. Dur­ing our last trip to Port au Prince, just after the dis­as­trous hur­ri­canes in 2008 and we did the stock of the sit­u­a­tion in Haiti in gen­eral, we noted that the moun­tains give way and we see that after a rain, the streets and the lees of rivers and streams are filled with gravel of all sorts of dimen­sions. We noted that the land area on the era between geo­graph­i­cal Port au Prince to Jacmel and beyond on the stretch lead­ing into the moun­tains through beau­ti­ful foun­tain Leogane, a radius of 200 km for areas we vis­ited, the rocks and soil is very unstable.

The socio-political crises in recent times  push peo­ple to the clear­ing of forests and peaks of moun­tains in search of fire­wood have been the straw that broke the camel's back. The infil­tra­tion of rain­wa­ter car­ry­ing soil and sand that con­nected gravel began the foun­da­tions of houses and an earth­quake of mag­ni­tude 7.00 stunned a mor­tal blow to Haiti, attract­ing the scrutiny of the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity when the man­age­ment of the first inde­pen­dent black repub­lic Haiti.

After the earth­quake, the issue of aid and recon­struc­tion that every­one expects, are under­mined by dis­putes multi sec­u­lar on the one hand it yal'insatisfaction of France, for­mer colo­nial power, which despite the fact that Haiti has paid from 1804 to 1825 the famous com­pen­sat­ing set­tlers, to the tune of 90 mil­lion gold francs or $ 21.7 bil­lion, that France, even after 200 years, does not digest the fact that a group of black slaves revolted has cov­ered ridicule the most pow­er­ful army at the time, that of Napoleon Bonaparte.

On the other hand, Obama wants not only to clear his Nobel Peace tainted by the war in Afghanistan, but also fill in the gaps of poverty, in neigh­bor­ing coun­tries, which are the weak links which can infil­trate Islamic ter­ror­ists  and under­mine the United States.

The issue of human­i­tar­ian aid after the hurricanes

Elien Isac

Elien Isac

Accord­ing to Elien Isac,  Pres­i­dent of Malaki ma Kongo in Haiti, the mode of dis­tri­b­u­tion of human­i­tar­ian aid-related dis­as­ters cre­ated by the hur­ri­cane was dis­as­trous. High soci­ety had cap­tured the lion's share and the com­mon peo­ple had almost nothing.

We also regret the favors enjoyed by churches close to Chris­tian­ity, while the tra­di­tional churches had received noth­ing. Tra­di­tion­al­ists are expe­ri­enced as a kind of inva­sion and dom­i­na­tion. His words may seem dis­placed but the results of poor remu­ner­a­tion of human­i­tar­ian aid, focus­ing on high soci­ety and aban­doned all the low social class, how­ever, rep­re­sent­ing 90% of the pop­u­la­tion. So you find a social dif­fer­ence in Haiti so fright­en­ing that it bor­ders on the exten­sion of the slave sys­tem. You will find peo­ple extremely rich next to the extreme poor. Since the coun­try is poor, totally enclosed by a block­ade inher­ited by the weight of his­tory, how can one explain the huge wealth?

Real­iza­tion of Malaki ma Kongo-Haiti

Beyond the cul­tural activ­i­ties related to pro­mo­tion of the roots of African cul­ture (Folk Dance, Cor­net, The­atre, Drum, Paint­ing, fes­ti­val), Malaki ma Kongo Haiti hosts a radio trans­mis­sion ("Kilt Kreyòl" which means  cul­ture Cre­ole) by the Hait­ian radio "Planet Kreyòl".

Dur­ing this trans­mis­sion, directed espe­cially to the voodoo peo­ple, we talk about cul­ture in gen­eral, pro­tec­tion of the envi­ron­ment, cases of soci­ety, but also teach­ing  the pop­u­la­tion that lacks of fund­ing, the oppor­tu­ni­ties to heal them­selves with leaves, bark and roots of trees.

Masengo ma Mbongolo à Haiti

Masengo ma Mbon­golo à Haiti

Also,  Malaki ma Kongo-Haiti, con­cerned about the aban­don­ment of com­mu­ni­ties by the cen­tral power base, has cre­ated the NGO COAB (CECILE sup­port orga­ni­za­tions Belle Fontaine). One of their first action is to force pol­i­cy­mak­ers to empower work­ing peo­ple deprived: shov­els, hoes, machetes, seeds, wheel­bar­row, bags of liv­ing, oil, salt and oth­ers. The prob­lem here was not the lack of equip­ment, rather it is the lack of infra­struc­ture, since the hur­ri­canes had destroyed every­thing. It was there­fore of men ani­mated by strong desire to reach these pop­u­la­tions. It took 8:00 last stroll into the land of brown who said to stop Napoleon's army. In view of this expe­ri­ence and avoid repeat­ing the same sce­nario in 2008, our asso­ci­a­tion believes it is bet­ter to get directly involved and play this game as a trans­mis­sion between the cen­tral core and peo­ple using our part­ners the field. Over time we can expand in Haiti, the tourism pro­gram alter­na­tive Malaki Live which is lim­ited up to now in Africa to pro­vide an oppor­tu­nity for every­one to go check things on the ground.


We believe that aid is only use­ful if it is done in a sus­tain­able man­ner, so that help­ing  can elim­i­nate the quest for help instead of trans­form­ing the Haitians into a peo­ple of "eter­nal out­stretched hand" as their broth­ers in Africa. To achieve this goal a crisis-cell called SOS Haiti  Malaki ma Kongo was devel­oped and a Pay­Pal account was opened to facil­i­tate online payments.

Earthquake Haitian victims - 2010

Earth­quake Hait­ian vic­tims - 2010

There­fore the  Asso­ci­a­tion  Malaki ma Kongo asks for your gen­eros­ity to help the peo­ple of Black Moun­tain and Belle Fontaine, remote neigh­bor­hoods of Port au Prince and the periph­ery, often for­got­ten by human­i­tar­ian aid, and where   Malaki ma Kongo-Haiti is installed since 2002.

The funds will:

1. Help with emer­gency care;
2. Real­ize the edu­ca­tional pro­gram for sus­tain­able agri­cul­ture and small live­stock ;
3. Cre­ate an inter­nal cell sup­port and micro credit for self support.

You can help us by credit card with Paypal :

Thanks to all those who will help. Our desire is not only to help the injured but also to find a set of basic path to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment. If peo­ple have no basic struc­tural and mate­r­ial, all human­i­tar­ian aid will evap­o­rate in no time like rain fell in the desert. Our hope is that the base com­mu­ni­ties of Belle Fontaine and Black Moun­tain, about 50,000 peo­ple, are in sup­port of the inter­na­tional com­mu­nity will give him a start for an indi­vid­ual and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment. Maybe one day it would be the turn of the Hait­ian peo­ple to help other peo­ple in the world, as they did in the past.

The world is unique: let's take care of it.