Clinton in Haiti to visit projects
Published 18/02/2014 | 06:02
Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti to shine a spotlight on some of the projects that his private foundation has supported to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010.
The former US president began the visit yesterday with a tour at a solar-powered primary school in Cite Soleil, a forsaken seaside slum that is one of the Caribbean nation's poorest areas.
The Clinton Foundation helped the Institution Mixte Union des Apotres-Prodev plant trees and a garden, meant to help feed the school's 200 students.
And it helped organise a donation of 64 solar panels by NRG Energy valued at 100,000 US dollars (£60,000).
"This is going to be a complete - not only educational but neighbourhood experience," Mr Clinton told reporters. "It's a good model."
During his visit, he will also tour a training school for Haitian coffee farmers in a remote village as well as a recycling centre and a new clothing manufacturer that invests part of its profits in its employees and their families.