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Haiti

Haiti is located in Caribbean, western one-third of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, west of the Dominican Republic.

Haiti shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic. With 99 percent of the population of African descent, it has suffered military dictatorships and invasions since the declaration of independence during the 18th century.

In February of 2004, an armed rebellion forced the resignation and exile of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and a provisional government took control.  René Préval, the current president, was elected in the Haitian general election in 2006.


Population (2014 est) – 9,996,731

Area – 27,750 miles

Capital – Port-Au-Prince

Ethnic Background

     White, Mulatto & Mestizo – 5%

     Black – 95%

Exports - apparel, manufactures, oils, cocoa, mangoes, coffee

Imports - food, manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, fuels, raw materials

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 62 years      F 65 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 49.43 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate (2006 est) – 51.3%

People in Mission

 
Fonderlin, Tim
Haiti
Timothy Fonderlin, a member of Howland Community Church, Warren, Ohio, is serving a 4-year term with the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH), beginning July 1, 2012. He works as a Sustainable Community Development and Micro-Credit Consultant with CONASPEH.
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Fonderlin, Diane
Haiti
Diane Fonderlin, a member of Howland Community Church, Warren, Ohio, is serving a 4-year term with the National Spiritual Council of Churches of Haiti (CONASPEH), beginning July 1, 2012. She is teaching theology at St. Andrew Theological Seminary and is also Co-Administrator of the Seminary.
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