Cultural Differences In Haiti

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Haiti, known for its famous Haitian Revolution lead by Toussaint L’Ouverture in 1791-1801 as well as its rich culture. Originally named Saint Domingue, Haiti received its independence in 1803 by Jean-Jacques Dessalines. Haiti currently coexist with Dominica Republic on an island formerly named Hispaniola. But despite the country’s great accomplishments, Haiti has always suffered from problems such as political issues, natural disasters and extreme poverty. Although the two countries coexist on the same island, there is a lot of cultural difference and economic modifications between the two countries (Clark).
Furthermore, with the extraordinary mix of African and European mix, Haiti presents various rich traditions that are noted throughout their island and surrounding Caribbean continents. Haiti’s name means “mountainous country;” a term that the Taino Indians used to describe various landmarks and landscapes. Haiti’s countryside is vast and filled with green elements of
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The average expense allowance on medicine is approximately $4.65. Due to low economic disposition, there are not quality jobs available and income is hard to obtain. National organizations like, the Red Cross helps treat this disease and help with some medical advances.
The citizens of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas are effected by the availability of clean water. Port-au-Prince have been effected by water issues and has yet to formulate a solution to clean water. There are systems in place to correct water issues, but there is little success in producing clean water for the entire country. As stated in the journal, “only 69% of the population has access to an improved water source and 17% had access to improved sanitation facilities in 2010” (Getling, 665). The earthquake of 2010 disrupted an already failed water system and caused greater concerns for the country in
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