10 Powerful Facts and What HTF is Doing In Response
Since the World Bank began keeping its Most Fragile States list, Haiti has been a fixture on it.
HTF IS WORKING TO GET HAITI OFF THAT LIST.
Sixty children under the age of five will die in Haiti today.
HTF IS STOPPING THIS SHAMEFUL LOSS OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SPECIFICALLY THROUGH ITS EFFORTS IN THE CENTRAL PLATEAU AND JACMEL ENVIRONS.
There are 300,000 restaveks (child slaves) in Haiti mainly because of parents who are too desperately poor to raise their own children.
BY ERADICATING THE WORST KIND OF POVERTY IN THE CENTRAL PLATEAU AND BY UNITING THE MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN IN THE JACMEL AREA WITH EXTENDED FAMILIES, HTF IS REDUCING CHILD TRAFFICKING.
78% of all Haitians live on less than $2/day.
HTF IS CHANGING THAT BY SUPPORTING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT LEAD TO HIGHER WAGES.
Half of the children in Haiti under five years old are malnourished. The daily caloric intake for all Haitians is 24% below established minimum norms.
HTF IS CHANGING THAT WITH THE MOST VULNERABLE WITH WHOM WE WALK, PROVIDING AGRICULTURAL ENTERPRISES IN THE PLATEAU CENTRAL, AND TWO MEALS A DAYS IN HTF-SPONSORED SCHOOLS.
Haiti’s child mortality and maternal mortality rates are the highest in the Western Hemisphere because of lack of access to clean water.
ALL HTF-SPONSORED CLM MEMBERS IN THE CENTRAL PLATEAU AND THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES IN THE SOUTHEAST DEPARTMENT HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER.
(30%) of all Haitian children never attend school, only 20% ever finish elementary school, and less than 1% graduate from high school.
HTF IS CHANGING THROUGH ITS SPONSORED SCHOOL, LEKÒL SEN TRINITÈ, IN THE JACMEL AREA, PROVIDING FOR EDUCATION IN ALL ITS SPONSORED CENTERS, AND MAKING IT POSSIBLE FOR ALL CLM MOTHERS TO BE ABLE TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL.
(85%) of all Haitians with a college degree do not live in Haiti, creating a devastating brain drain.
HTF IS CHANGING THIS THROUGH THE HELP PROGRAM. NOT ONLY IS THE HELP INITIATIVE CREATING AN EDUCATING PROFESSIONAL CLASS FROM THE POOR, 84% OF ALL HELP GRADUATES STAY IN HAITI AFTER GRADUATION.
Following the devastating earthquake of January 2010. HTF’s grassroots networks enabled it to immediately respond with a full medical and humanitarian relief effort, shutting supplies and emergency relief personnel by sea that worked to save thousands of lives, stopped amputations of limbs, and provided basic humanitarian aid.
When the world’s attention was attuned to the disaster in Haiti in 2010, the US Peace Corps named HTF as one of five recommended initiatives for persons to donate.