Children of the Promise, HAITI

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Information about Haiti

It is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with the highest infant and meternal death rate.

The mother of over half the infants we care for died shortly after their baby was born.

80% of Haiti's population lives in absolute poverty and unemployment.

While there are a number of orphanages, most do not take infants.

Malnutrition affects 35% of children under the age of 5 years.

Children of the Promise has become the largest infant care center in the north of Haiti. We employ over 60 Haitians, providing their only income.

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