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.