The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has
been plagued by political violence for most of its history. After an
armed rebellion led to the forced resignation and exile of President
Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004, an interim government took office to
organize new elections under the auspices of the United Nations
Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Haiti finally did inaugurate a
democratically elected president and parliament in May of 2006.
Area: 27,750 sq. km, slightly less than the size of Maryland.
Population: 8,924,553 (2008 est.)
|Big Heart for a Small World projects are all rooted in the
philosophy that where children are born should not
determine whether or not they live beyond age five, learn to
read and write or have enough food to eat. With this view in
mind, every project is dedicated to promoting the health,
education and human dignity of people in the developing
world, particularly women and children