The Reality

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Haiti is located on the island of Hispaniola. It is only a short 681 miles from Flordia. Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic occupies the other two-thirds. Haiti is in the Caribbean Sea and lies between Cuba and Jamaica. It has a land space of 27,750 miles and is slightly smaller that the state of Maryland. The terrain is mostly rough and the weather is tropical. The Capitol of Haiti is Port-au-Prince. The island lies in the middle of the hurricane belt. From June to October is rainy season and the island is subject to flooding. It is considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Port-au-Prince is still mostly in ruins from the January 2010 earthquake. In the midst of the city, are many beautiful people, just trying to survive from one day to the next. Many turn to the orphanage to care for their children. They can not afford to feed and clothe them - many have gone days between meals. By selflessly bringing their children to the orphanage, they have given them a chance at life... three meals a day, clean drinking water, a safe place to sleep, an education, an opportunity to be adopted into a family that can care for them, and an opportunity to learn about and come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior.

Geography and Weather


Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola. The Dominican Republic occupies the other two-thirds. Haiti is in the Caribbean Sea and lies between Cuba and Jamaica. It has a land space of 27,750 miles and is slightly smaller than the state of Maryland. The terrain is mostly rough and the weather is tropical and semiarid. The Capitol of Haiti is Port-au-Prince. The island lies in the middle of the hurricane belt. From June to October is rainy season and the island is subject to flooding.

Statistics

  • 80% unemployment
  • 54% without clean water
  • 1 in 10 children die before the age of four
  • 300,000 child slaves
  • 48% illiterate
  • 49% malnourished
  • 50% of children attend school
  • Top three most corrupt governments in the world
  • Over 50% practice voodoo

People

The population in Haiti is over 9 million. There is excess mortality due to AIDS and other infectious disease and food and waterborne diseases. This fact results in a lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, reduced populate growth rates and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than otherwise would be expected. The infant mortality rate is 77.26 deaths to every 1000 births. The life expectancy of adult males is 29.6 years of age and females is 30.3 years of age. Of the total population, 95% is black, while 5% is mulatto or white.

Religion

Roman Catholic, 80%
Protestant, 16% (Baptist 10%, Pentecostal 4%, Adventist 1%, Other 1%)
None, 1%; Other, 3%
Voodoo is practiced by millions and is now an official religion in Haiti.

Mission work in Haiti faces enemy onslaught as this is a country that is yearly dedicated to Satan in a contractual form. There are voodoo practices and worship of the dark.

Recent News Article: Haiti Named The Poorest Country

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