Wyclef Jean recently took a group of foreign investors to Haiti in hopes to pour money into the local economy, which represents the poorest country in the Americas. In a statement to Reuters Wyclef said,
“I understand that there is a food crisis that needs to be addressed urgently, but at the same time donors need to inject funds in projects likely to bring sustainable results”
Wyclef has been on a mission to improve in agriculture, road projects and economic infrastructure of Haiti. Wyclef told Reuters, “Charity will never solve Haiti’s problems, Haitians want jobs, they want to develop their agriculture to produce food, not to everlastingly receive food assistance.”
Wyclef launched a new organization with World Food Program called Together For Haiti back in May. Their mission is to provide food and jobs due to Haiti current food crisis. Wyclef was appointed last year by Haiti’s President Rene Preval to serve as a roving ambassador.