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#274: LIfe in Haiti
Some facts about life in Haiti
Some facts about life in Haiti A snapshot of Haiti:
-Life expectancy of 54 years.
-Per capita income of $250.
-Three-quarters of Haitians have no running water.
-Unemployment rate near 70 percent.
-Half of Haiti's 8 million people are illiterate.
-Only 3 percent of rural population has access to electricity.
-Fewer than 100,000 telephone lines.
-80 percent of Haiti's 5 million peasants live in absolute
-45 percent of school-age children have never been to school.
-Malnutrition affects 35 percent of rural children under 5
-Infant mortality in rural areas 144 per 1,000.