Haiti is considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Literacy rates are less than 50%. Without an education, Haitian children are left with little hope of a future.
The January 12, 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince killed an estimated 150,000 people and left many more homeless. 40% of the population has access to basic healthcare. 1/2 of the children in Haiti are invaccinated and 90% suffer from waterborne diseases and intestinal parasites. These problems have intensified in the earthquake’s aftermath and continue to affect the people of Haiti.
ChildCare INTERNATIONAL emphasizes on education alongside relief efforts in Haiti. Education is an opportunity and gives hope to children in Haiti.