Bill Clinton Visits Haiti, Tours Foundation Projects

Image: Bill Clinton Visits Haiti, Tours Foundation Projects Bill Clinton greets children at the Union Des Apotres – Prodev School in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince on Feb. 17.

Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 06:10 AM

 

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Bill Clinton arrived in Haiti on Monday to shine a spotlight on some of the projects that his private foundation has supported to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake in 2010.

The former U.S. president began the visit with a tour at a solar-powered primary school in Cite Soleil, a forsaken seaside slum that is one of the Caribbean nation’s poorest neighborhoods.

"This is going to be a complete — not only educational, but neighborhood — experience," Clinton told reporters. "It’s a good model."

During his visit, Clinton will also tour a training school for Haitian coffee farmers in a remote village, as well as a recycling center and a new apparel manufacturer that invests part of its profits in its employees and their families.

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