Green Island

Green Island

From 2008, Viva Rio develop the work of recycling and rehabilitation of Bel Air, keeping the focus of sustainability in its operations and projects. Zile Vet (Green Island) is a place of conversion of solid waste into products marketed involving the participation of government, private companies and NGOs, public-private partnerships. Located in Cité Soleil, the space includes the recycling of debris and the formation of micro-enterprises, mainly with the participation of female drivers in the reconstruction process.

After the 2010 earthquake, Viva Rio, in partnership with UNDP and the Haitian State, engaged in the program called “Cash for Work”. The project contributed to the removal of debris from the streets and to increase the purchasing power of the victim of the disaster, which was paid daily for their work in collecting population. From this alliance between public-private-IONG, in 2011, “Cash for Production”, an adapted version of the program allowed durability and stability of the population, which began to receive financial incentives for works done with recycled products .