Economy

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Economy

Frequently referred to as "the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere," it is no secret that the people of Haiti have few opportunities for economic growth. As a result, parents often give up their children to orphanages and relatives in the city with the hope that their children will have a better life. Rather than perpetuate this cycle of "poverty orphans", Divinus will work with families in poverty to provide solutions that keep them together. By offering job training, micro-loans for small businesses, and agricultural programs, we are working towards orphan prevention through sustainable sources of income.

Over 80% of Haitians live below the poverty line, and more than two-thirds of the labor force do not have formal jobs.

The average annual income for Haitian families is $760, or about $2/day.