News tagged with haiti

Haiti's prime minister tours Silicon Valley

From Google to Facebook to Apple, Haiti's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe plans to spend Wednesday on a whirlwind tour through Silicon Valley's most elite tech campuses, hoping to convince some of the world's ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Mobile money plan stumbles at start in Haiti

(AP) — Getting money in Haiti can be a harrowing experience: Bank branches are few, most of them are in the capital and a simple transaction can take half a day. Cash machines are scarce as well, and often broken or ...

Jun 10, 2012
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Survey: Most Haiti text donors have given since

(AP) -- The massive earthquake that devastated Haiti two years ago prompted an outpouring of charitable donations and propelled a new way of giving - through text messages - into the public eye.

Jan 12, 2012
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Berkeley Lab tests cookstoves for Haiti

The developers of the fuel-efficient Berkeley-Darfur Stove for refugee camps in central Africa are at it once again, this time evaluating inexpensive metal cookstoves for the displaced survivors of last year's deadly earthquake ...

Sep 28, 2011
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Undersea clues to Haiti's earthquake history

(PhysOrg.com) -- For all of its violent destruction, the earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12, 2010, hardly scratched the surface of the island. But scientists now say they have found some of the best clues to understanding ...

Jul 22, 2011
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Providing work for Haitians with a phone call

One year after an earthquake killed more than 200,000 people in Haiti, two MIT Media Lab students have launched a trial for a free service meant to help Haitians find jobs as part of the country's reconstruction.

Jan 25, 2011
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