Art project gives Haiti slum a facelift

Neighbourhood plagued by poverty painted with pastel colours in project some say just camouflages misery.

    Jalousie, a neighbourhood in Haiti with hardly any electricity or water, is now part of the project "beauty versus poverty".

    The poorly built cinder block homes, clinging to the side of a mountain, are being painted with different pastel blues, reds and yellows.

    While some residents say the project make them proud of their neighbourhood, others say it is a way to camouflage misery.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Port-au-Prince.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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