Haiti, located 50 miles east of Cuba, is known to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.

Although it is only the size of the State of Maryland, 8.7 million people crowd in to share and to live off its land.

Sixty percent of the total population is under age 16.

In a land where only 15% of the people are educated and 75% of the work force is unemployed, there is a constant struggle to survive on the average income of $400 per year per family.

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