Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Based on statistics from the World Bank, 78% of Haitians live on less than $2.00 per day and 54% live on less than $1.00 per day. Life expectancy is about 52 years. About 50% of the population is illiterate and due to the lack of funding there are not enough public schools for all the children. It has been called a place with little hope.
On Thursday, May 21, 17 friends and members of NEW HOPE will be flying into Port-au-Prince on the west side of the island of Haiti. From there, we will travel north for about 2 hours to Montrouis (also on the coast). We will be staying at a hotel which is in close proximity to the Eden Garden Orphanage where we will hold our medical clinics.
Stay tuned for more info and pictures (as long as we can get internet access at the hotel)!