"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa
Haiti Committee Co-chairsBarb Schwartz
414-425-1658 - Skipbarb@att.net
414-510-4307 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Concerns Ministry CoordinatorPam Lownik
Ways to Help
Make checks payable to St. Mary Parish clearly designated for Haiti Earthquake Relief.
St Mary Catholic Faith Community
9520 W. Forest Home Ave
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Haitian culture fuses African, French, and West Indian elements. Formerly a social divider, the Creole language is now being used in attempts to define a national culture. The language is used in literature, drama, music, dance, and some governmental functions.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere, and one of the poorest in the world. The 7 million Creole and French-speaking people (80% of them Catholic) live in mostly rural areas. The families live in thatched or tin roof homes without running water or electricity. Their livelihood comes from selling produce from a small plot of farmland. Ninety percent earn less than $150 US dollars annually.
There is one doctor per 50,000 people in Haiti. Babies die at the rate of 60 per 1,000 live births. 80 children per 1,000 live births die before the age of 5. The life expectancy for adults is 49 years. More than 80% live without electricity, 80% are illiterate. Because life is a constant struggle for survival, the people of Latiboliere definitely benefit from our prayers and our generosity.
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