1: Table of Contents About Haiti Family Womens Rights Food Health Issues Disasters
2: With a tropical climate and only 27,750 sq km, Haiti takes pride in their country. | They celebrate their Independence on January 1st.
3: With tuna, marlin, bonito, and sardines the commercial fishing industry is not developed.
4: This family is filled with many generations, as parents live with their married children and grandchildren. Rural families usually have 10 or ore kids. | single-mother households are very common, as men typically have children with multiple women in their lifetime.
5: Many women are demonstrators of the Women Rights Committee, who fight for their rights and fight for the women who were killed by police in past demonstrations.
6: Many peasants may eat Cassave, which is bread made from manioc | Haitians usually eat rice and beans everyday | Oranges is one of the many fruits used to make fresh-pressed juices.
8: Sanitation facilities in Haiti are among the poorest in Latin America. | This lady lies on the hospital floor after the earthquake, as there are only 8 hospital beds for every 10,000 people.
9: Dear Family, While here in Haiti I have come to realize just how poor the health care system is. Hospitals here are among the poorest in Latin America, and less then half the population of Haiti has access to health care. I have seen many people laying on hospital floors waiting to be seen, as they do not have enough beds to every patient they take in. Being here and seeing such things, has really impacted me. I see how much some of these people struggle, but yet they walk around with a smile on their face as if nothing is wrong. These people have inspired me to love everything life has to offer, good and bad, and to know that life itself is a gift and to never take it for granted. For now, I am off to learn more about this beautiful country, and I hope to hear from you soon. Sincerely, Jess
11: Dear Family, After arriving here in Haiti, a devastating earthquake hit. Many people were killed, and the true Haitian colors came out. Many people showed their religion by praying for help. With this devastation I have experienced first hand just how easily these people get sick, or catch diseases, and just how poor their health care, and hospital system is. With so much left to do before they can get back to their normals lives, I have decided to stay and lend a helping hand to those in need. I will be extending my stay here, and I'm hoping to have a positive impact on those I'm helping. I must be getting back to work now, there are many patients waiting to be seen and assisted. See you soon! Sincerely, Jess
12: When the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit, many were devastated.
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15: - - -. Violence. 29 Oct. 2003. AP Images. N.p., 29 Oct. 2003. Web. 9 Dec. 2010.
16: Brea, Michelle. All in The Family. 8 Sept. 2007.FlickrCCbluemountain. N.p. n.d. Web. 9 Dec. 2010.
17: Leighton, Andres. Haiti Bittersweet Bicentennial. 1 Jan. 2004. AP Images. N.p.,1 Jan. 2004. Web. 9 Dec. 2010.