Haiti : A New Social Class has Emerged, The NGO Class, Read all about it...


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Have you heard? Haiti has a new Social Class called the "NGO Class..." It is group of expatriates comfortably living in Haiti making big money, BIG AID money, working for the more than 10,000 non-governmental organizations who are operating in the country...

KREYOL: Haiti - Gen yon nouvo class social nan peyi a, li rele "NGO Class" - Yon bann blan ki ap viv tankou gran nèg nan peyi a ak lajan don (AID)... Bèl machinn, bèl kay, bèl bagay... Gagòt total... Don sa yo pa janm rive jwenn ti pòv malere yo... Lajan an gagote depi anlè... Kisa ou panse de sa???

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A single staff member at an organization in Haiti can earn $200,000 each year in salary.

With an estimated 10,000 non-governmental organizations operating in the country, it's no surprise that Haiti is often referred to as the republic of NGOs.

Among Haitians, expatriates who work for these organizations have become known as the "NGO class."

They live comfortably in the well-to-do suburb of Petionville in the hills above Port-au-Prince. Expensive grocery stores and restaurants cater to their tastes.

Down below, many Haitians struggle to survive.

Read the full story here: Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti Or Just Cashing In?

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Carnegie Desir I have no critics against the NGOs, as long as the poor people can get the least helps from those NGOs. I am a key witness that can better explain... see more
Reply · July 25 at 7:14 AM
Gail Many members of the NGO class do not live in Petionville,or even in in PaP, or make that kind of salary- I suspect it is on par with ratio of rich... see more
Reply · July 20 at 3:48 PM

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