Fr. Voltaire, pastor at Gandou, Haiti, wrote the following message to describe the video titled, corvée:
In previous years, the corvée was synonymous with the fraternity of the Haitian peasants.
Suddenly, after the emergence of international organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, the situation was changed.
These organizations come to the country with the idea of helping our dear peasants: Of course, the idea was noble, but when we go to the bottom, we see that this idea has caused much more harm to the country than to help The country to advance as it was believed.
In the old days, the peasants agreed to get together, sow and even harvest the land, which favored the archaic system of Haitian agriculture, these days each one to be God for all.
In this video, you will discover in spite of everything, there
are certain places in the country where you can live the
past. That is, the true meaning of the life of Haitian
peasants. I took care of filming this group of Haitian
peasants in the parish where I am exercising my priestly
ministry on a parish ground. It was Saturday, June 10, 2017,
you can imagine how joy had returned in my heart.
When I see them lift together the picks, which until today
still symbolize their machines to plow the earth.
I would like to send a message to the leaders of the
country that everything is not lost, there are still values of
the Haitian peasantry that if we allow ourselves to be
manifested by goodwill, Image of the country.