Haiti, a country of nearly 10 million where 80 percent live in poverty, 54 percent in abject poverty, can be an unrelenting misery tour, one scene of chaos and gut-wrenching poverty worse than the last. This was the condition even before being hit by a catastrophic 7.0 earthquake on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. The devastation it left behind is almost unimaginable. This coupled with a government reputation known for corruption and incompetence, left many Haitians without hope.
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