About Haiti

Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Despite living in material poverty, the people of Haiti have an enormous amount of endurance, hope and dignity, but they need help in this fight against extreme poverty.

The following statistics indicate the severity of Haiti’s problem:

  • The poorest country in the western hemisphere

  • The richest 1% of the population controls nearly half of all of Haiti’s wealth

  • The world’s fourth poorest country

  • Haiti ranks 38th out of 195 for under-five mortality rate

  • Ranks 146 out of 173 on the United Nations’ Human Development Index

  • Adult literacy is about 40%

  • Unemployment is 70%

  • More than half of Haitians live on less than a dollar a day.

  • About 70% of the population lives in abject poverty.

  • Less than 20% of Haitians age 15 and over can read and write.

  • Fewer than 75% of children attend school.

  • The government is not able to provide the resources to educate the nation’s next generation

  • There are few paved roads, an inadequate supply of potable water, minimal utilities, and depleted forests.

In recent years, the number of children forced to live on the street has grown exponentially. The realities of large families with low or no income have forced mothers and fathers to abandon their children. Children are malnourished and are desperate for food and medical care. Most impoverished families cannot afford to send their children to school.

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