What About Haiti

About Haiti

Fast Facts

  • Haiti shares an island in the Caribbean with the Dominican Republic. Its capital city is Port-au-Prince.
Map of Haiti The Andrew Grene Foundation
  • 10.5 million people live in Haiti, and its official languages are Haitian Creole and French.
  • A quarter of the population live in extreme poverty, meaning they live on under $1.25 a day.
  • A devastating earthquake in 2010 killed more than 316,000 people and left 2.1 million people homeless.
  • Most people (79% of the population) live in the countryside. Over half of these people do not have access to clean drinking water.
  • Only 49% of adults can read and write, and over two thirds do not have a formal job.
  • Only about 10% of all children at primary school go on to high school.

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