After she discovered Jacmel she bought land with two Haitian partners and is building a beachfront eco-lodge on Cabique beach, a sandy, palm-lined half moon bay a few miles east of Jacmel.
A social activist, Bello created her own women’s health program, We Advance, in Port-au-Prince, where she also supports a pediatric hospital, St. Damian and a new school project for earthquake victims.
Bello, Belle and others credit Michael Capponi for his vision and welcome his promotional zeal to transform Haiti’s image.
Being there to help the people of Haiti during the aftermath of the earthquake must have been a life-changing experience for anyone that went. I can’t imagine what it must have been like, especially working in a tent city with thousands of people. What’s more, he was the one that built it and sustained it! That’s a huge weight to have on your shoulders. That experience must have made him a much stronger person, and it shows the integrity of his character that instead of taking a break, he’s going back into the fray with full force. There’s a lot to fix there, and there was even before the disaster. This is a tall order to fill, and I hope he knows what he’s doing. Well done in any case, for being willing to take on the task at all! I hope to see those clubs and beaches in the news some day soon.