Financial Security

Empowering Rural Haiti: Overcoming Poverty and Inequality

Compassion for Rural Households Struggling with Poverty

In rural Haiti, the poverty rate is staggeringly high, with over 70% of households living on less than $1.98 per day. This heartbreaking reality is compounded by limited access to education, infrastructure, and basic services. We must come together to support these resilient communities and provide the resources they need to thrive.

Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide

The regions closest to urban centers like Port-au-Prince experience lower rates of poverty, while more remote areas suffer from higher levels of extreme poverty. By investing in rural infrastructure, education, and economic opportunities, we can help close this devastating gap and ensure all Haitians have access to a better future.

Empowering Women and Families

Female-headed households face even greater challenges, with higher rates of extreme poverty and food insecurity. We must prioritize initiatives that support women, promote gender equality, and strengthen family resilience in the face of adversity.

A Holistic Approach to Lasting Change

Addressing the multifaceted issues of rural poverty in Haiti requires a comprehensive strategy. By improving access to education, infrastructure, and essential services, we can create lasting, positive change and help these vibrant communities thrive. Together, we can build a more equitable and prosperous Haiti for all.