Working with Haiti's orphans

January 12, 2015 3:18 AM

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Working with Haiti's orphans

This, sadly, is just another conversation in an orphanage in Haiti, the most impoverished nation in the western hemisphere. Jan. 12, will mark the five-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed about a million people and left a 10th of the population homeless. The rubble is finally cleared. The airport is improved. So in some ways, things have started to get better.

Haiti, to an outsider, is a heartbreaking mess, and the first thing you understand is that you won't understand much. Political corruption, a broken economy, hunger, illiteracy, and a constant lack of housing, safe water or electricity are just some recurring problems that make daily life a struggle...

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