civilization. With Haiti's mounting problems and ecological devastation, my goal is to contribute and promote environmental and cultural awarenesses in order to help protect and improve our environment and our culture. The best way for me to do that was to
breadfruits, cocoa, coffee which are exported to Port-au-Prince than to Europe and America.
Obviously, its abundant rainfall and the amount of water that comes from the surrounding mountain slopes makes farming the mainstay of Chambellan's economy.
create a meeting place where strong values and good documentations hold true.
A Hidden Wonder of Nature!
A small village located nearby the "Grande-Anse" river and amid spectacular mountains, Chambellan is one of the remaining regions in Haiti that has preserved such a magnificent vegetation. With a population of approximately 23,000 people, this village is considered one of the country's breadbasket producing important agricultural crops such as
Moreover, there is some livestock raising and an advanced program of goats breeding that is encouraged by non-profit associations to meet domestic demands. Additional emphasis is being placed upon providing educational program that will allow more school-aged children to attend school as local inhabitants come to realize this is the only option to achieve economic gains and a safer environment.
Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a fur trader who was born in Haiti around 1745, founded a settlement
called Eschikagou (Chicago) on the north bank of the Chicago River in 1779. He was not officially recognized as Chicago's founder until 1968.
trip to the village of Chambellan where "pipirit", like this as called
by the local inhabitants, is common to transport goods to the marketplace.
As a nature's lover, I've been
always fascinated by the wonders of nature. Over the past 10 years, I visited
many places in Haiti and I had the opportunity to see some fascinating spots
where even astonishing history has left its footprints. Ever since, I've been
inspired and tempted to capture on video as well as in pictures incredible
I said to myself such natural
resources cannot go unrecorded. I will archive them and share them with
all citizens of the world to make them aware of an excellent part of our
For those who want to have a
different approach of Haiti, this site is a resource of information which
attempts to bridge the gap between the outside world and Haiti's cultural,
environmental, and historical values. In doing so, I hope to educate people
on the different aspects of the Haitian Civilization and to change the dominant
perception of Haiti. Once again, "Welcome to Haitian Treasures"
. Have fun!!!
Patrick Dorsainvil Site Owner
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