Capponi and his friends are also adamant that their plan for Haiti seeks not to exploit, but rather to offer a helping hand to a nation in need.
“Haiti is very, very special. It’s not going to be the Cayman Islands or the Bahamas, with cruise ships and golf courses,” Capponi says. “That’s not what we are doing here. We are here to restore and preserve the local culture of Haiti and showcase it to the world.”
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I’d like to work on the construction team that’s helping Michael Capponi rebuild those historic buildings. I used to do concrete work in Panama back in the 80’s, and it was an eye opening experience to do work in another nation like that. Haiti is doing really badly right now, and I’m sure they could get all of help they can get their hands on, especially when it comes to skilled labor. They call it voluntourism these days, but I don’t see anything wrong with seeing the world and helping your fellow man at the same time. What used to be an honest job is seen as a form of exploitation these days, how does that make any sense? He seems like a really good guy, spending his money to help on a project that might not even come through. I’d love to do the same if I had his kind of resources.