PER CAPITA GDP: $1,291
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 61 years
H2O ACCESS: 20%
SANITATION ACCESS: 20%
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has experienced a great deal of political violence throughout its history. On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and devastated the capital city Port-au-Prince. Reportedly, more than 200,000 people were killed, although the exact number is unknown. Even before the 2010 earthquake, nearly half the causes of death have been attributed to HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, meningitis and diarrheal diseases, including cholera and typhoid. According to the World Health Organization, 90% of Haiti's children suffer from water-borne diseases and intestinal parasites.
ALYSSA: "I am so excited and honored to be going on a mission trip with 15 other photographers to an orphanage in Haiti. We will be going there to lend any help we can to the kids and staff, as well as install clean drinking water filters through thirst relief. It has always been on my heart to do a mission trip, and this time I am listening to God's call and signing up. When God provides a will, he will also provide a way. I am believing in Him to help me raise the funds for this life changing trip. If you would like to join me in this mission, by your prayers and donations, we will all blessed. Thanks for your love and support!"
Travel Dates: January 24 - 31, 2014
- Heather Jones
- Debbie Jones
- Debbie Phillip
- Denis Maczuga
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