Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Why we're working in Haiti

This Saturday, 10 people from Hub City Church will be traveling to Haiti to work with Alex's House Orphanage. We can't wait to leave (even though most of us have yet to begin packing). We would really appreciate your prayers.

There are a number of reason why Hub City Church has partnered with Alex's House Orphanage in Haiti. One reason can be found in an article that was posted on Fox News' Business website about the 10 poorest countries in the world.

Guess who's number 1?

That's right, Haiti. Look at what it says:

1. Haiti
Poverty rate: 77%
Population: 10,123,787
GDP: $7.35 billion (66th lowest)
GDP per capita: $726 (22nd lowest)
The World Bank notes that more than half of Haiti’s population lives on less than $1 a day, while about 80% of the country lives on less than $2 a day. The country’s estimated unemployment rate as of 2010 was 40.6%. The impoverished nation is in a state of rebuilding since a devastating earthquake hit the country in 2010. According to a USAID report, the death toll from the earthquake was between 46,000 and 85,000, while the official figure by the Haitian government estimated the death toll at 316,000. The World Bank estimates that damages from earthquake totaled $8 billion, or about 120% of gross domestic product.
Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2012/09/14/10-poorest-countries-in-world/#ixzz26qIUzKlP


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