Haiti is currently the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and has experienced political instability for years. A massive earthquake of 7.0 magnitude struck Haiti in 2010, 25 km west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. Estimates are that over 300,000 people were killed, and some 1.5 million left homeless. The earthquake was assessed as the worst in this region in the last 200 years.
As a result, the country suffered a huge economic downturn, and many communities have yet to recover from its impact.
You’ll join the world-respected, non-profit organization Haitian Initiative, working with kids to improve their quality of life and to empower them to be leaders in their communities.
Group of Focus
Area of Focus
Health, education, and long-term leadership
The warm and rich local culture
Soccer with locals, walking tours of Cite Soleil, Olympic Training Center tour and much more