KONBIT to rebuild Haiti, You're Invited!

When Haitians get together to accomplish a single task, it is called a KONBIT... You want to know something funny about the KONBIT? Read this...

Konbit : Haitian Farmers working together planting crops in Plateau Central Haiti

Haitians from the countryside (payisans) who do not have money to exchange for services are usually the ones who practice KONBIT.

They gather in a single lot of land, the KONBIT, they work the land as a unit to plant the crops (planté), remove grass from the field (sekle), or for the harvest (rekòlte).

They work together to do one day what a single person couldn't accomplish in a month.

Once these people leave the country side and move to the suburbs, the idea of KONBIT stops, it's all about MONEY... Now you hear: "chak koukou klere pou je-w" (every man for himself)

I wonder when the KONBIT to rebuild Haiti will begin...

Tell you what... What don't we make the call?

KONBIT to rebuild Haiti, You're Invited!

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Erick Jerome I've always heard my mother talk about konbit and you're right. It is that time, especially for the expatriate who have outside of the country for... see more
Reply · May 29 at 12:00 PM
Cartel Anyone who is interested I'm interested it's time for us to rebuild our own country instead of leaving it to foreigners contact me through instagram... see more
Reply · April 23 at 11:00 PM
Patrick Princivil Si yap akizé menm prézidan nan blanchiman lajan. Sé pou tout péyizan fout planté mayigwana épi exporté yo o... see more
Reply · March 26 at 5:03 AM
Ghislaine Decayette Well that's how it used to be. When I say "used" I mean before the romans used currency to charge humans money for everything and instill taxes. God... see more
Reply · March 25 at 9:39 PM
Allen I am in. I would love to see a lot of the road in Haiti paved
Reply · March 25 at 10:37 AM
Kelvin Scoon Sorry I can't be there to help, but it is a great way for communities to bond and build and I believe an African tradition. We had it Trinidad in... see more
Reply · March 25 at 10:10 AM

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