Why Haiti?
Bringing hope to Haiti through the love of the Gospel.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where 80% of the population live under the poverty line. Haiti suffered a devastating blow in the earthquake of January 2010, followed by Category 4 Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Most recently, the poeple have been suffering from the effects of a major economic crisis where food/gas prices increased by more than 50%.
The Facts
  • Haiti is one of the world's poorest countries, and the poorest in the Americas with poverty, corruption, poor infrastructure, lack of health care and lack of education cited as the main sources.
  • Two-thirds of the labor force do not have formal jobs and live on $2 or less per day.
  • 30% of the population is sick or malnourished, and the mortality rate for children 5 years old and younger is 13 times that of the United States
  • Less than half of the population has access to drinking water in both rural and urban areas.
  • The illiteracy rate is close to 84%.
  • Only 28% of the population has access to sanitation facilities.
Mirebalais has a population of approximately 185,000 people and is located approximately 60 km northeast of Port-au-Prince on National Road 3, arguably one of Haiti's best constructed and maintained highways allowing HHA to provide safe and reliable transportation for its guests. In 2012, Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners In Health established the University Hospital of Mirebalais, a 300 bed, 205,000 sq. foot teaching facility, approximately one mile away from the property.
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