Cazale is located (more or less) 12 km from Cabaret and (more or less) 70 km from the Haitian capital. This village is the main population center of the Polish community in Haiti. The name Cazale originated from “Kay Zalewski,” which means ”house of Zalewski” (a well-known Polish last name). The village is populated by descendants of Polish soldiers sent by Napoleon in 1802. Initially, their mission was to fight on the French side in order to discipline the slaves. However, seeing the cruelty of the French towards the slaves; they changed sides, they helped the slaves to defend themselves. There were dark days in the history of Cazale. On March 27, 1969, the Tonton Macoute (Papa Doc militia) killed more than twenty Cazalais for having fiercely opposed the regime of François DUVALIER a.k.a Papa Doc. After that massacre most of the polish descent left Cazale to go elsewhere.
Cazale is exceptionally beautiful. There are a lot of rivers. It is a region in Haiti that gives hope because. If there was a good system of agriculture in the country, Cazale would have become the barn of Port-au-Prince. Alas, less people are interested in gardening and farming. Unfortunately, Cazale is not an exception in the rule – a lot of people are leaving the countrysides to go to the big cities – or to go to other countries. Therefore, INHO (Invest in Man/person) decides to invest in the young men and young women in Cazale in order to educate them, thus they can see value of their village. INHO wants to raise the awareness about the importance of agriculture – not only that – we start exposing the young people to farming and gardening.