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Haiti

  • Category: Caribbean/Central America

Capital City: Port-au-Prince (pop: 1 million)

Faiths: Haiti is a primarily Roman Catholic nation with about 16% of Christians evangelical. Yet, many still practice voodoo.

Climate: Tropical with a mostly rough and mountainous landscape.

Official Language: French, Haitian Creole

The People: In its 200-year history, Haiti has suffered 32 coups. It has a long history of oppression by dictators which has markedly affected the nation and its people. Corruption is common-place. 80% of the population lives below the poverty line and over 50% are in abject poverty. 75% live on less than $2 a day. This affects everything. Education. Health. Employment. Food. Life. But in the midst of all the suffering and discouragement, Jesus offers hope.