Foreign Aid In Haiti

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Although many governmental agencies cite foreign aid as beneficial to Haiti’s development,it simply provides short term relief, therefore countries must reevaluate the way they choose to utilize aid. The failure illustrated in the United State’s aid to Haiti stems directly from America’s false notion that foreign aid can buy growth, which has proven to be a detrimental mindset. Economist William Easterly famously stated, “Poor people die not only because of the world’s indifference to their poverty, but also because of ineffective efforts by those who do care”(Easterly). Humans have an innate need to feel like the hero, yet after fulfilling this need through foreign aid, there is little thought as to what is done with their money. Additionally,

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