FC: Haiti | Paige Brower
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2: These children are 7 years old and are forced into labor in Haiti. There are hardly any laws against the abuse these children are likely to face as hard workers.
3: This women has family living in make-shift tents because of the earthquake. The females in her family are abused and raped everyday. This women doesn't take in her family because she doesn't have enough money to care for them.
4: This group of people are on their way to a Voodoo ceremony.
5: The Voodoo priest in the photo is sacrificing a bird, something the Haitians do often.
6: Haitian Voodoo
7: Haitian Voodoo
8: A women practicing Christianity. She has the rosary in her hands and just got done praying.
9: Dear Family, While I was in Haiti, I got to experience the different religions that the Haitians practice. There are 2 main religions; Roman Catholicism and Voodoo. Voodoo is a very large part in the Haitian's life. The family that I stayed with practiced Voodoo and taught me some things about it. First, they said that there is one God. Second, the main thing about Voodoo is healing the ill. After learning about Voodoo, my family brought me 10 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince, where the devastating earthquake happened. They live right outside of the capital in a city called Carrefour. Paige
10: This young boy was affected by the earthquake and needed medical attention. His home was destroyed, but he was lucky enough to have his whole family survive.
11: This women is these 2 children's aunt. Their parents died in the earthquake and they needed someone to take care of them. The environment was deeply affected when the earthquake hit.
14: These are posters I found in Haiti.
15: This is a piece of Haitian currency that I picked up while in Haiti. | I took this photo to show what the children typically where in Haiti. Light weight, breathable clothing because of the warm weather that occurs during the day.
16: Dear Family, While in Haiti, I experienced the tropical climate that a lot of people talk about. From about November to March, the temperate ranged from 70-80, it was beautiful! The rain mostly hit from May to July and it rained about 1,346 mm of rain. From December to April the air is fairly dry and the family I stayed with does not like that. I told them that when air gets dry back at home, we use things called humidifiers. They told me they wished they had them. Paige
17: Dear Family, I wanted to get to know the people of Haiti a little bit more, so I sat down with the mother of the house, Alexandra, to get to know the life of the people. She told me that many people in Haiti battle AIDS every day. Alexandra also mentioned that getting a disease is very common, especially in food and water. Alexandra said that the majority of people here in Haiti are African- American, with a small minority white. Paige
18: Works Consulted for Mixbook Housing. 2008. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 2 Dec 2010. Children play in front of the Cité-Soleil slum of Port-au-Prince. Housing in this area is characterized by primitive cinderblock structures, often no bigger than one nine-square-foot room. Such rooms usually have packed earth flooring and a corrugated tin roof and are often built on top of each other. Market. 2008. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 2 Dec 2010. This open-air market is located in Port-au-Prince. Here people buy and sell goods and food. The hours such markets are open varies depending on their location. Vodou Priest. 2008. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 2 Dec 2010. The supreme priest of the vodou (voodoo) religion takes part in his anointing ceremony. Vodou is practiced to some degree by a majority of Haitians and was given legal status equal to other religions in 2003. Bus Employee. 2003. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 2 Dec 2010. This man, sitting atop a bus traveling from Jérémie to Port-au-Prince, makes his living by helping bus passengers with their luggage. Doorstep. 2005. Photograph. Collection of CultureGrams. ProQuest, 2010. Web. 2 Dec 2010. A woman stands on the doorstep of her house, located in the Cité-Militaire slum of Port-Au-Prince. The neighborhood suffers from gang violence. Waterdotorg. Haitians before quake. Jan. 2010. Flickr. Yahoo, n.d. Web. 9 Dec. 2010.
19: Cubillos, Ariania. Haiti Voodoo. 25 July 2006. AP Images. N.p., 25 July 2006. Web. 9 Dec. 2010.
20: Kennedy, Chelsea. Little Boy In Hospital. 19 Jan. 2010. AP Images. N.p., 20 Jan. 2010. Web.9Dec.2010.
21: Haiti. Solidarity with the suffering people. N.d. Cuban Propaganda Posters. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Dec. 2010.