Extend Haitian Diaspora Marketplace Petition

The Black Global Development Corps has launched a petition to USAID to extend the Haitian Diaspora Marketplace until 2013.

Los Angeles, CA, January 24, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010 destroyed the infrastructure of Haiti, left millions homeless and killed over 100,000 people. The economic and social effects of the earthquake will be felt for years to come, not only in the Haitian community, but in the international community as well.

The HDM sets aside over 2 million dollars for Haitian professionals in the Diaspora to return to Haiti and help invest in Haiti. The HDM was started in August 2009 and was not widely publicized.

"The Haitians throughout the world need to know that this fund exists. Especially in the wake of the earthquake. There are many professionals who wish to return and help rebuild. A part of me wants to the fund to be increased. If the fund is advertised, then perhaps more people will donate to it, allowing for more Haitians to participate in the rebuilding process" says Rosanita Ratcliff, writer of the petition.

The petition may be found at http://www.citizenspeak.org/node/1890 on Facebook and at www.thepetitionsite.com/1/extend-the-haitian-diaspora-marketplace

Black Global Development Corps
Rosanita Ratcliff