40% of Haitians depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming and remain vulnerable to natural disasters.
Haiti is slightly smaller than Maryland and has twice as many people. 56% of the population is under 25 years old.
Cité Soleil, Haiti’s largest slum in the capital of Port-au-Prince, has been called the “most most dangerous place on Earth,” by the United Nations.
In 2014 an unprecedented number of people were either internally displaced or living as refugees who have been driven from their homes by violence and bloodshed or uprooted by devastating natural disasters.
Haiti has only one school of nursing in the entire country and one third of Haiti’s teachers have not completed the equivalent of ninth grade.