Community Store

The objective of the project is to make available to the public of Haiti's ten departments in the country, consumer products, especially food and essential items at reasonable prices.

Emergency solution By Jean Erich René

Caught in the grip of escalating and unprecedented food prices on the international market and incompetence, the Préval/Alexis government cannot leave the intersection of supply and demand play the role of regulator. With his voice shaking with emotion, the Chief Executive confesses his inability to solve the problem of hunger in the immediate future.

We would therefore propose sustainable solutions such as:

  • Subsidizing the production and sale of Haitian rice
  • Producing 360 million eggs a year

How will Haiti finance its program?

  • Transfer to local producers $270 million for the 360.000 tons of rice that Haiti import
  • The $19 million spent by Haiti to import eggs from Santo Domingo to local production, levying a solidarity tax of 10% on salaries of those making more than 30,000ht per month.
  • Implement a policy of cost reduction across the line of all government personnel

We note the statement of President René Préval. But his message by reading between the lines we comprehend what he dare not say. It is a headlong rush to calm down and take a second breath to have space of time necessary to calm down the protesters without in fact resolving anything.

In the following weeks we will all be made clearly. In a probabilistic universe, the chances of success of the plan proposed by René Préval to solve the problem of Grangou Klowòks are zero. These initiatives in the short and long term. They are all dead.

Our pessimism derives from a purely temporal analysis of presidential proposals showing us the impossibility of their achievements in less than 1 year. Rice has a cycle of 5 months. In 1 year we can have 2 crops by inserting 1 month after each harvest for processing and storage. For the purpose of egg production as so many said, the President will be achieved in 1 year. We do not want to ignite the fire that the Government is trying to extinguish. But given the intensity of starvation in the country, any plan beyond 1 year is excessive and unsustainable.

Areas designated for the holding of the state stores.

1.1 Western Port-au-Prince

1.2 North Cap-Haitian

1.3 Northeast: Fort-Liberté

1.4 North-West: Port-de-Paix

1.5 Artibonite: Gonaives

1.6 Center: Hinche

1.7 South-East Jacmel

1.8 South Cayes

1.9 Grand'Anse: Jeremiah

1.10 Nippes: Miragoâne

We understand the concern of President Preval in order to avoid past errors by importing food and discouraging domestic production. On the one hand it is true that we are paying the cost from the dumping of U.S. products from the agreement made by the National Council of Government (CNG). However, we should take precautionary measures in order to avoid repeating previous mistakes.

On the other hand the proposal presented by President Preval to the people of Haiti, there were only 3 foods: rice, chicken and eggs. What kind of diet is this? The initiative to give a no confidence vote to the Prime Minister will not solve anything. The sweet talk of the President is a painkiller only capable of easing a toothache. Better once and for all solve the problem.

Instead of playing the ostrich, solve the problem because there is security of all. If you want to have peace in the streets of Haiti, you must first have peace in the home. Household food security is a panacea for the ills that upset our society. Production projects are not rejected. But they will be executed simultaneously. But given the deadline and the urgency of the hour, immediately the Government should reopen in our divisional headquarters of the state governmental stores, which in turn would use their stock to feed the community.

As support structure food banks will provide for the underclass with no purchasing power, according to a vetting procedure that does not encourage laziness. The following quantities of food must be ordered soon to be delivered to locations indicated in the proportions prescribed by our analysis.

Needs assessment methods for 1 week by Department Location: (bag of 100 pounds and gallon of 2.9 pounds)

Artibonite
Ground Corn: 1,392 bags, Millet: 3,532 bags rice: 12,116 Bags, Bean: 7,428 bags, flour: 8,820 bags, cooking oil: 82,310 gallons

Center
Ground Corn: 735 bags, Millet: 1,865 bags, Rice: 6,396 Bags, Bean: 3,921 bags, flour: 4,656 bags, cooking oil: 43,450 gallons

Grande Anse
Ground Corn: 785 bags, Millet: 1,993 bags, Rice: 6,836 Bags, Bean: 4,191 bags, flour: 49,719 bags, cooking oil: 46,437 gallons

North
Ground Corn: 1,006 bags, Millet: 2,553 bags rice: 8,757 Bags, Bean: 5,368 bags, flour: 6,374 bags, cooking oil: 59,483 gallons

Northeast
Ground Corn: 391 bags, Millet: 992 bags Rice: 3,402 Bags, Bean: 2,085 bags, flour: 2,476 bags, cooking oil: 23,107 gallons

Northwest
Ground Corn: 579 bags, Millet: 1,469 bags rice: 5,038 Bags, Bean: 3,089 bags, flour: 3,667 bags, cooking oil: 34,225 gallons

West
Ground Corn: 4,022 bags, Millet: 10,209 Bags, Rice: 35,020 bags, bean: 21,470 bags, flour: 2,549,208 bags, cooking oil: 237,894 gallons

South
Ground Corn: 816 bags, Millet: 2,070 bags, Rice: 7,101 Bags, Bean: 4,354 bags, flour: 5,169 bags, cooking oil: 48,238 gallons

Southeast
Ground Corn: 584 bags, Millet: 1,484 bags, Rice: 5,089 Bags, Bean: 3,120 bags, flour: 3,705 bags, cooking oil: 34,572 gallons

Total order for Haiti each week
Ground Corn: 10,310 bags, Millet: 26,167 Bags, Rice: 83,364 bags, bean: 55,026 bags, flour: 65,335 bags, cooking oil: 609,072 gallons