Restoring Haiti’s food supply in the wake of a devastating earthquake

Latin America
Haiti

Challenge

Wheat is a staple of the diet in Haiti, but in 2010, a massive earthquake destroyed a Les Moulins d’Haiti, a key flour mill, which produced as much as 95 percent of the flour consumed in the country.

 

Wheat Mill in Haiti

Solution and Impact

Political risk insurance supported the rebuilding of the mill, which reopened in 2011 with increased production capacity, more modern equipment, and an overall design that will better withstand any future seismic activity.  The restoration of the mill created local jobs and increased the food supply throughout the country.