Funerals in Haiti: 10 percent of the funeral costs could've kept the dearly departed alive!

Haitian families spend so much money on funerals that one questions: How much did they in invest in trying to keep the dearly departed alive?

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Most of the time, a Haitian family, rich or poor, will buy an expensive casket, pay to keep the dearly departed in the morgue for over a week so families living abroad - The Diaspora - can buy expensive plane tickets to come to the funeral.

Add to that, the amount of food, beers and drinks (gaspillage) being consumed by "les ingrats" (the mooching visitors) between the wake and the burial the dearly departed, it makes you wonder how much of that money, could've been used to keep the person alive.

"There is some form of hypocrisy in regards to funerals in Haiti," says journalist Bob C. of Radio Caraibes FM. "10 percent of the cost of the funeral cost could have kept the person alive."

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Funerailles En Haiti says...

Funérailles en Haiti: 10% des frais funéraires auraient pu garder en vie le défunt!

Les familles haïtiennes dépensent tellement d'argent pour les funérailles qu'on se pose des questions: Combien ont-elles investi pour essayer de garder en vie le cher défunt?

La plupart du temps, une famille haïtienne, riche ou pauvre, va acheter un cercueil coûteux, payer pour garder le defunt à la morgue pendant plus d'une semaine afin que les familles vivant à l'étranger - la diaspora - puissent acheter des billets d'avion coûteux pour les funérailles.

Ajoutez à cela, la quantité de nourriture, de bières et de boissons (gaspillage) consommées par les «ingrats» (les visiteurs profiteurs) entre l'exposition et l'enterrement, on se demande combien de cet argent on aurait pu été utilisé pour garder la personne en vie.

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