Living Conditions in Haiti’s Capital Improve, but Rural Communities Remain Very Poor – World Bank Group


The roads in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, are buzzing: street merchants sell everything from clothes, to fruits to bottled water or soda, yelling prices to passers-by who are waiting for a “tap-tap”, the local buses that are painted red, blue, yellow, green and often bear the face of famous people or a popular phrase.

Although Port-au-Prince was deeply affected by the earthquake four and a half years ago and faces still many challenges, recovery is advancing. More than 90% of displaced families have now moved out from camps into safer neighborhoods, more children are attending school, and residents have now better access to water and other essential services.

But about 200 kilometers away, in the rural community of Simon, things look different: roads are dusty and unpaved, and life is quieter. via World Bank


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