You Have A Choice Ministries , Inc 

A Christian Ministry Serving The Poor in Rural Haiti   

  • ​​​​Located just 687 miles off the coast of Florida, between Cuba and The Dominican Republic 
  • Most of Haiti lacks basic infrastructure of roads, schools, electricity, clean drinking water  and hospitals. 
  • Unemployment is at 70.6%,  (no income or government assistance) 
  • Estimated 400,000 Children have no parents, mostly a result of the 2010 earthquake
  • Less then 50% have any access to clean, safe drinking water
  • Starvation is common with 67% of the population will go 2-3 days without eating in 2014.
  • Regardless of religion, nearly 80% practice some form of Voodoo

2010 Earthquake - magnitude 7.1 k

  • Killed an est. 100,000 to 160,000 people

  • ​Destroyed 250,000 home structures and 30,000 commercial buildings

Other Facts

Official Name: Republic of Haiti

President: Michael Martelly

Size: Haiti is slightly smaller than State of Maryland

Population: 9,996,731 (2014 estimate)

Median age: 22.2 years old

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Language: Haitian Creole & French   French is the language used in school.

Ethnic Groups: Black 95%, mulatto and white 5%

Religion: Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16%  

GDP: $18.54 billion (2014 est.)

GDP per capita: $1,800 (2014 est.)

Malnutrition: Haiti is one of the top 3 countries in the world with least daily caloric intake

Exports: apparel, mangos and coffee

Money: 50 Haitian Gourde = 1 US Dollar

Terrain : Haiti is the most mountainous country in the Caribbean

* Recommended Vaccines before visiting Haiti: Hepatitis A&B   Typhoid, Malaria,  Rabies

life in RUral Haiti

The poorest country this side of the world