Within weeks Capponi had architectural plans ready, as well as a rendering of how the new Jacmel might look. Next he began bringing families from his tent camp in Port-au-Prince to a new camp in Jacmel financed by the United Way and the Miami-Dade County League of Cities.

Michael Capponi saw the potential right away, and immediately began creating a new vision for the historic downtown district. In no time at all he had teamed up with several local Haitian business leaders, eager to see the town reborn.

Article source: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/article1938236.html

It looks like Haiti’s bad luck spell is about to get a bit easier. Those investors sure are brave, I’m glad there were people there to help Capponi make the right choice. I’m still skeptical if it will work at all, it’s a huge risk, but at least somebody is trying. Most people just say,”that’s too bad”, and flip the channel. But who can blame them, it’s such a big problem and people usually have a lot going on in their lives already.

Capponi is taking the right approach. He has the desire to help, the desire to make up for some of his past behavior, and the access to resources that can actually be helpful. This is going to be much better than kind words and a few aid packages. I really hope this works. Going on a vacation to Haiti, if the economy ever gets better, might be fun.