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Poverty in Haiti

Imagine yourself traveling to a third world country.

As soon as you step foot off the plane you have people begging you for money and the clothes off your back. Coming from the United States, it is hard to fathom why things we consider trash are things others consider treasure.

After traveling to Haiti, I found myself giving a lot more than I came with. I even found myself taking money from my own personal savings.

While I was in Haiti I noticed a lot of unused land, unfinished homes and animals running loose.

The only thing I could see when I looked out of my window was destruction.

Land that was previously used by children as a designated play area has now been gated and marked as a hazardous dumpsite.

Every night I awoke to the smell of burning trash and grown men yelling in the streets.

The smell of smoke would linger for days. There was so much work to be done and yet I didn

Judith Jolicoeur, March 31 2010, 5:26 PM

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