Thursday, January 14, 2010
Helping Haiti passing difficult time
It's shocking to hear that Haiti had a 7.0 earthquake January 12. It made this country worse because Haiti is an impoverished country, one of the world's poorest and least developed. Comparative social and economic indicators show Haiti falling behind other low-income developing countries the 1980s. Haiti now ranks 149th of 182 countries in the United Nations Human Development Index (2006). About 80% of the population were estimated to be living in poverty in 2003. Most Haitians live on $2 or less per day. Economic growth was negative in 2001 and 2002, and flat in 2003.
Now they need most help because of this earth quake. It might be us some day because we never know when nature disaster will hit you. Donate to Mercy corps, one of the trusted charity team I trust. They received four stars in organizational efficiency. You can donate through their website at http://www.mercycorps.org. Thanks and we wish people in Haiti can recover quickly with our help.
Posted by Huan Zhang