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Haiti: Millions Spent On Sewage Systems And Still Nowhere To Go : Goats and Soda : NPR

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/07/29/537945957/you-probably-dont-want-to-know-about-haitis-sewage-problems?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Is it any wonder that children in Haiti have a hard time staying healthy?

Is it any wonder that most organizations I’ve visited have said, “Don’t drink the water?”

How does Cholera spread? Through untreated and unclean water.

This is one of the issues that has to be fixed in order to make a difference in the long term health of Haiti and the Haitian people……

Tom

Midwives aim to cut childbirth’s risks in Haiti – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2017/07/24/i-saw-a-lot-of-women-who-died-during-delivery-but-i-did-not-know-how-to-help-them/?utm_term=.e670bb2b3098

“Haiti’s infant mortality rate was 52.2 per 1,000 live births, according to a 2016 United Nations report. (The U.S. rate was 5.6.) The maternal mortality rate was 359 per 100,000 live births, the United Nations reported in 2015.

P.S. My friends Tara Livesay and Beth McHoul are working hard at this at Heartline Ministries in Port Au Prince

Haiti gives garment workers pay raise short of union demands | Daily Mail Online

They got a pay raise. Good for them. But wait a minute, their pay raise was $.25 a day. Not per hour, per day.

From personal experience, the cost of living in Haiti is comparable to the US in many ways. But their minimum wage goes up to only $5 per day. That’s less than minimum wage for almost two weeks in the US.

“President Jovenel Moise said late Thursday that the minimum pay will rise from the current level of 300 gourdes ($4.75) per day to 350 gourdes ($5).

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4739796/Haiti-gives-garment-workers-pay-raise-short-union-demands.html

Haiti gives garment workers pay raise short of union demands | Daily Mail Online

They got a pay raise. Good for them. But wait a minute, their pay raise was $.25 a day. Not per hour, per day.

From personal experience, the cost of living in Haiti is comparable to the US in many ways. But their minimum wage goes up to only $5 per day. That’s less than minimum wage for almost two weeks in the US.

“President Jovenel Moise said late Thursday that the minimum pay will rise from the current level of 300 gourdes ($4.75) per day to 350 gourdes ($5).

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-4739796/Haiti-gives-garment-workers-pay-raise-short-union-demands.html

102 Years?

102 years? That means that the US began their “involvement” with Haiti and Haiti’s government before WWI.

Hmmmm…….

Haiti – News : Zapping… – HaitiLibre.com : Haiti news 7/7

http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-21653-haiti-news-zapping.html

102nd anniversary of US occupation
This July 28th brings back the 102nd anniversary of the beginning of the American occupation. A coalition of civil society organizations announced the holding of a People’s Court in several departments to condemn the crimes committed by the occupiers during public hearings.

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