Haiti

Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. With 99 percent of the population of African descent, it has suffered military dictatorships and invasions since the declaration of independence during the 18th century. Father Jean Bertrand Aristide, was elected president of Haiti for a second term. The international community has much concern that the election process had not been totally democratic. But the cheers and hope for a better life come from the vast majority of the Haitians who see in Aristide one of their own. Pray for: The theological education program of the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH) that provides training to the leadership of over 2,500 grassroots churches in Haiti. The new health and wellness program of CONASPEH, under the leadership of Sherry Ward. Mission Personnel Daniel Gourdet Development and education consultant, CONASPEH, Port-Au-PrinceSupport for missionary Daniel Gourdet is supplied by One Great Hour of Sharing. Partners Service Chretien D'Haiti Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti CONASPEH -National Spiritual Council of Haitian Churches Christian Center Integral Development (Sant Kretyen pou Devlopman Entegre (SKDE)) Ecumenical Committee for Peace and Justice House of Hope Hospice St. Joseph Teachers Helping Teachers (Pwof Ansanm)

Haiti is located in Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic.

Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. With 99 percent of the population of African descent, it has suffered military dictatorships and invasions since the declaration of independence during the 18th century.

In February of 2004, an armed rebellion forced the resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and a provisional government took control.  René Préval, the current president, was elected in the Haitian general election in 2006.


Population (2014 est) – 9,996,731

Area – 27,750 miles

Capital – Port-Au-Prince

Ethnic Background

     White, Mulatto & Mestizo – 5%

     Black – 95%

Exports - apparel, manufactures, oils, cocoa, mangoes, coffee

Imports - food, manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, fuels, raw materials

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 62 years      F 65 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 49.43 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate (2006 est) – 51.3%


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