It is easy for people living in the developed world to be sheltered from problems that less advanced economies face.
Haiti has many problems, including cyclones, hurricanes, tropical storms, torrential rains, floods and earthquakes. Haiti has lost almost all of it’s virgin forests. And because of the deforestation, they estimate more than half of Haiti’s species will be wiped out by the year 2035.
With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita of US$1,149.50 and a Human Development Index ranking of 170 out of 189 countries in 2020, Haiti remains the poorest country in the Latin America and Caribbean region and among the poorest countries in the world.
And, as if this wasn’t enough for the population, there is the abandonment of children as they are kicked out of their homes as parents can no longer afford to look after them.
We were moved by Joanna Lumley’s TV Documentary ‘Hidden Caribbean:Havana to Haiti‘ where she saw for herself the problems faced by children in Haiti, where they are abandoned, and left to fend for themselves at a very young age.
Quijote Properties have chosen them as our preferred charity and we are proud to be supporting Sakala in Haiti.
Please read their stories by following the links.
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