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Locations
Costa Rica, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, United States of America
Causes
Poverty
To inspire and empower youth to tackle global issues and change the world through kindness, teamwork, and determination. Joshua’s Heart has four core values: Community, Awareness, Volunteerism, Education
Locations
Haiti, Kenya, South Africa
Causes
Education
Our mission is to provide opportunities for online learning, face-to-face mentoring, and hands-on community service – even in the most destitute parts of the world. We help students fulfill their God-given potential through a discipleship-driven higher education, ensuring that young people around the globe have access to quality education opportunities. ...See More Show Less
Locations
Haiti
Causes
Health
MISSION STATEMENT Global is a charitable / nonprofit organization which gave itself the mission to support the poor and quake victims, in particular the world underserved populations .Global has been providing ,leadership training, free education to adults and children (orphans) delivering food and supplies to reduce starvation; creates shelters and support ...See More for the homeless. Global aims to build a Medical Center, allowing medical aids and supplies to be readily accessible to everyone. In order for Global to reach its vision and transport its mission towards reality, Global is in great needs of an international organization fiscal sponsorship, grant, and donations products from various companies, international agencies donors and voluntary organizations (individual volunteers are encouraged to provide support and services to Global). This wealth of support and encouragement will seriously aid Global organization in making a sincere difference to the conditions of people lives in the world. Show Less
Locations
Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Causes
Children/Youth, Family, Clean Water
The developing world needs help in getting adequate food, water, and medical aid. These are necessary causes. However, there are over 300 million children walking barefoot in the world, and healthy feet are needed to access water, food, and education. We have found a way to help save a child's ...See More life with well-fitting shoes that make healthier feet possible. Show Less
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Haiti is currently experiencing extreme environmental and ecological vulnerability. Deforestation is a major cause of poverty due to soil degradation, decreased agricultural outputs and farming incomes, and increased water scarcity and malnutrition rates.1 The soil erosion caused by deforestation also contributes to a higher rate of landslides, which destroy crops, infrastructure, and populations. Moreover, Haiti’s tropical climate and geographical location between fault lines increases the frequency of hurricanes and tropical depressions. Despite its environmental vulnerability, Haiti has a poor disaster relief response system due to limited funding, general disorganization, and lack of authoritative power that has the capabilities of creating a response system.2

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Haiti-ENVIRONMENT.html
2 http://www.urd.org/Governance-and-environmental
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Geography

Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic
Area

Total 27,750 sq km
Land 27,560 sq km
Water 190 sq km

Climate

tropical; semiarid where mountains in east cut off trade winds
Natural Resources

bauxite, copper, calcium carbonate, gold, marble, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding and earthquakes; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

extensive deforestation (much of the remaining forested land is being cleared for agriculture and used as fuel); soil erosion; inadequate supplies of potable water

Demographics

Nationality
Haitian
Population
9,893,934 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Haiti is a free market economy that enjoys the advantages of low labor costs and tariff-free access to the US for many of its exports. Poverty, corruption, vulnerability to natural disasters, and low levels of education for much of the population are among Haiti's most serious impediments to economic growth. Haiti's economy suffered a severe setback in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed much of its capital city, Port-au-Prince, and neighboring areas. Currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty, the earthquake further ...See More inflicted $7.8 billion in damage and caused the country's GDP to contract 5.4% in 2010. In 2011, the Haitian economy had begun recovering slowly from the effects of the earthquake. However, two hurricanes adversely affected agricultural output and the slow public capital spending negatively affected the economic recovery in 2012. GDP growth for 2012 was 2.8%, down from 5.6% in 2011. Two-fifths of all Haitians depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming, and remain vulnerable to damage from frequent natural disasters, exacerbated by the country's widespread deforestation. US economic engagement under the Caribbean Basin Trade Preference Agreement (CBTPA) and the 2008 Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE II) Act helped increase apparel exports and investment by providing duty-free access to the US. Congress voted in 2010 to extend the CBTPA and HOPE II until 2020 under the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act; the apparel sector accounts for about 90% of Haitian exports and nearly one-twentieth of GDP. Remittances are the primary source of foreign exchange, equaling 20% of GDP and representing more than five times the earnings from exports in 2012. Haiti suffers from a lack of investment, partly because of weak infrastructure such as access to electricity. In 2005, Haiti paid its arrears to the World Bank, paving the way for reengagement with the Bank. Haiti received debt forgiveness for over $1 billion through the Highly-Indebted Poor Country initiative in mid-2009. The remainder of its outstanding external debt was cancelled by donor countries following the 2010 earthquake, but has since risen to nearly $1 billion. The government relies on formal international economic assistance for fiscal sustainability, with over half of its annual budget coming from outside sources. The MARTELLY administration in 2011 launched a campaign aimed at drawing foreign investment into Haiti as a means for sustainable development. To that end, the MARTELLY government in 2012 created a Commission for Commercial Code Reform, effected reforms to the justice sector, and inaugurated the Caracol industrial park in Haiti's north coast. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$13.15 billion (2012 est.); $12.79 billion (2011 est.); $12.12 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, mangoes, cocoa, sugarcane, rice, corn, sorghum; wood, vetiver
Industries

textiles, sugar refining, flour milling, cement, light assembly based on imported parts