Guevarah is a little girl living in Haiti. Her parents are young and currently are not living together. Life is difficult for them because they have no profession and find it difficult to find work that will support them. The house where they stay has two rooms without electricity. Water is obtained from a public fountain. Support for Guevarah will allow her to continue with her education and obtain healthcare as well as adequate nutrition.
Haiti is a mountainous nation in the Caribbean that shares a border with the Dominican Republic. Haiti is prone to droughts, floods, and hurricanes. The majority religion is Christianity, and over half of the population professes to be Catholic. Voodoo is also practiced by some as well. Unemployment is rampant throughout Haiti with little access to quality jobs. Families also struggle with alcoholism, malnutrition, and insufficient medical care. Because of the extreme poverty, parents struggle to pay for their children’s school fees and usually are not educated themselves.