Destination Chile - Young Haitians don't really want to leave Haiti, they need JOBS

A young man in my neighborhood wanted nothing more than to leave the country, go to Chile. Suddenly he changed his mind. What happened?

Haiti: Peyi sa pa Ofri anyen, CHILI tèt Dwat

"I thought you went to Chile," I told the young man whom I had not seen for a while.

He replied: "Oh no far from it... I never wanted to leave the country, I was dying to find a job."

Apparently, there is a new construction company in town to build the main road leading to Northern Haiti and he found himself a job working for that company.

You should see him. walking around with pride. He is no longer a a "Chomeco." He no longer has time to visit his "Baz Domino" where I often used to see him. Nope! He is having other dreams. He wants to raise $75,000 Haitian Gourdes to start a business.

Go figure. Everyone thought his dream was elsewhere while all along he just wanted to live like a man.

Where is the pride in being a grown man, walking aimlessly, unable to take care of yourself and your responsibilities?

What do you think about that?

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