Haiti has been a poverty stricken country for many year s, and after the last natural disaster that hit country, the devastation has worsened especially towards women. The average age of girls when married, which is the minimum legal age for marriage is 15 years for women and 18 years for men and early marriage is common. In 2004 a United Nations report estimated that 19% of girls between 15 and 19 years of age were married, divorced or widowed. A small fraction of marriages in Haiti are still arranged, while polygamy is relatively common in Haiti, incidences is declining sharply: at present, less than one-third of unions are polygamous. The population growth rate is 0.787%, the infant mortality is 54.02 deaths/1,000 live births and the Under Five Mortality deaths in 2009 was 24,000, as stated by UNICEF deaths 2009 - 24,000

It is estimated that only forty percent of Haiti's population, roughly eight million people, has clean drinking water. This is one cause of the soaring rate of maternal mortality and ailments like diarrhea, which can lead to more serious problems for poor Haitians. In 2002, it was estimated that Haitians are the fourth most undernourished of the world. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, about 3.8 million Haitians don't get enough to eat. In addition, about twenty-three percent of all children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition, putting Haiti's future in jeopardy.

Here is how we rebuild in Haiti:

Healthy Living

Growing Preparedness

A Second Chance – Rehabilitation


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