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...
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PHOTOS: Haitian Farmers

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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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 @haitistandup2017 RE: KONBIT... 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 Zéta zini ak Canada pou yo... 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 created us to help... 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 RE: KONBIT to rebuild Haiti, You're Invited! see more
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 our rural areas where it is... see more
Reply · March 25 at 10:10 AM
Guy Claude Fleury Put me down I am in RE: KONBIT to rebuild Haiti, You're Invited! see more
Reply · March 25 at 9:56 AM

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