How will USA food stamp cuts affect Haitians in the Diaspora?


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Food stamp cuts in America is forcing many Haitian Diaspora families to get by with less... Many Haitian Diaspora families woke up to the news Friday that they will be receiving less on food stamps since America's largest anti-hunger program, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), is set to take huge cuts. Benefits for a family of four will be reduced from $668 per month down to $632... Will your family be affected?

About 47 million Americans receive food stamps and now, these recipients will now receive less money each month to buy groceries. I know that many Haitian households in America benefit from this program...

There is another problem for low income Haitians living in America... Most of them are sending remittances back to Haiti to help support their relatives back home. So, if they have to spend more money out of pocket to buy food, you can imagine that they will have much less to send back home.

This is just one of the direct impact of how food stamp cuts in America can affect even families here in Haiti.

Whether we like to admit it or not, the economy of a Haitian Diaspora in America affect many at home.

What do you think about that?

Is your family, or someone you know, being affected by these food stamp cuts in the United States?

Reply with your comments

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Comments...

Tijakzoe Mezanmi, m se yon aysyien ki gen tenb manje. Y'ap koupe men m toujou kontan pou resevwa kèk chòz. Wow, I am one haitian who gets food... see more
Reply · November 03 at 8:06 AM
Marie Yes It will affect my relative in Haiti Since my mom on the system she will have to send less to haiti
Reply · November 03 at 2:33 AM
Maggy Gousse Oh, oh La Belle Vie fini, se pou tout moun al travail! Si pa gen manje sou tab, Ayitien pa ka viv. Yo pral travail!
Reply · November 02 at 12:51 PM

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