Facts

What Moves Our Organization Into Action

  •  Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. 80 percent of people live in poverty. According to United Nations Development Program,  24.7 percent of Hatians live in extreme poverty, which is less tha $1.25 per day. Even more, approximately 59 percent of Hatians live on less than $2.00 a day. 

  • Only 50 percent of children in Haiti attend school, making it more difficult to find employment in the future. 

  • Haiti has poor leadership and has been led by a poor line of leaders since gaining independence from France.

  • Haiti has a large unemployment rate in part due to the lack of education. About two-thirds do not have formal jobs.

  • Haiti is prone to natural disasters. Throughout its history, Haiti has suffered cyclones, hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rains, floods and earthquakes . The most recent devastations being Hurricane Matthew, October 2016 which killed at least 580 people and more than 35, 000 left homeless and the 7.0 magnitude earthquake,  January 12, 2010 in which 3 Million people were affected and the death tolls from the quake have been reported to be as high as 316,000. UNICEF reported more than 20, 000 children lost their parents in the quake and its aftermath. Reportedly Haiti had 380,000 orphans even before the devastating quake.