Haiti was the first caribbean state achieve independence and the only nation in history to have a successful slave revolt. Yet decades of poverty, environmental degradation, violence, and political instability has made it the poorest country in the western hemisphere with half the population living on 1.25 a day. Voodoo is in integral part of haitian culture, history, and identity


  • Haiti ranks lowest of the international Water Poverty index
  • Lack of alternative energy forces them to cut down trees
  • This deforeststation contributes to water shortages