At A Glance:
Haitian people are resilient people, having survived years of devastating natural disasters that have resulted in crop damages, food shortages, and housing crises. Homelessness, unemployment, and malnutrition are steep, ongoing challenges that have created an alarmingly high level of poverty and a low level of education in the country. And, as is often the case, children suffer some of the worst effects. As many as 26% of children 5 and under suffer from chronic malnutrition, and many know nothing of the love of Christ.
Religion: Roman Catholic (54.7%), Protestant (28.5%), voodoo (2.1%) Because many Haitians practice elements of voodoo in addition to another religion, voodoo was recognized as an official religion in 2003.
Language: French and Creole
Percent of people living on less than $3.10/day: 70.99%