Most people think of Haiti as a disaster area. Haitians have more than their share of challenges, but here’s how we can help them regain the prosperity they once had:
A brief history
A decentralized economy and political system allowed Haitians to live in freedom with control over their own. future, something that few experience today.
This all changed when the US occupied Haiti from 1915 to 1934, forcing centralized rule from the capital, Port-au-Prince, also allowing foreigners to take control of some of the best land.
This led to economic decline. More people moved to
cities, less worked in agriculture Now, roughly half of Haiti’s food has to
be imported, and poverty is widespread.
Haiti’s struggle to regain self-reliance was set-back even further after major hurricanes in 2008 and a devastating earthquake in 2010.
What doesn’t work and what
The End Poverty Campaign works to change the policies and systems of foreign aid so that help given to states such as Haiti will be much more productive.
Since Haiti’s need is so desperate, we are getting directly involved in supporting the best programs to directly benefit people in greatest need.
You personally can help us achieve this goal by making a donation. Please send your check payable to:
Hearts & Minds
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by Christine Strahl and other Hearts & Minds volunteers