Why Hispaniola?

The Facts

  • Voodoo spiritism has a strong influence in the majority of Haitian culture.
  • Haiti is the most densely populated and poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
  • AIDS is rampant with 5.6% of adults infected with HIV/AIDS.
  • 1 in 8 children die before the age of 5.
  • People regularly die from minor illnesses.  Cholera continues to be a problem.
  • Life expectancy is under 50 years old.
  • 80-90% unemployment rate.
  • Average income is $450.
  • 23% of children suffer from malnutrition.
  • 80% of the population is functionally illiterate.
Why Hispaniola?