More than 59% of Haitians live on less than $2 per day.
Poverty is a serious struggle in this Caribbean island nation. Haiti is prone to natural disasters, causing the destruction of buildings and crops, a major source of income for Haitians. This is also a large reason why Haitians suffer from lack of or unreliability of electricity. Approximately 100,000 children under the age of five are malnourished, while 30 percent of the overall population is considered food insecure. About half of Haitians use unsanitary water, which has been proven to cause illnesses. About two-thirds of Haitians do not have formal jobs, resulting in unsteady incomes. This is in large part due to the fact that only about 50% of Haitian children attend school.
This is why One More Child has partnered with an amazing ministry of over 20 years in Haiti - Christian Light School. At Christian Light School, children are not only receiving an education to help break the cycle of poverty and give them hope for a future, they are also receiving regular nutritious meals, and for some a safe place to live. This ministry also provides food and medicine to babies and children in the community who are not old enough yet to attend school. All children and families in this ministry are hearing the gospel of Christ on a regular basis and are offered hope for not only their future in Haiti, but for eternity in heaven!