Life Of The Mind Project: Mountains Beyond Mountains by: Tracy Kidder<br />Presentation by: Claudio Tombazzi<br />Haiti vs...
In Tracy Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains, it is hard to grasp the idea that a country so decimated and torn exis...
While we live in a time of…<br />
Mansions<br />
Electronics<br />
Luxury Cars<br />
And Overall Progress<br />
Haiti lives in ruins…<br />
With a population of 9.2 million, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere<br />
Ranking it 155th out of 180 nations, according to the United Nations Development Program Report of 2009<br />It is estimat...
Its high infant mortality rate ranks it 36th out of 224 nations<br />A third of all children die before their 5th birthday...
80 percent of the population is under the poverty line  (54 percent in Abject Poverty)<br />Life expectancy at birth is 61...
7.0 magnitude earthquake hits the 10 miles west of Port-Au-Prince <br />3 million people in need of emergency medical aid ...
“Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of human kind” - John Tillotson<br />
http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/haiti_statistics.html<br />https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook...
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Haiti vs. The World: A Life of the Mind Student Project

  1. 1. Life Of The Mind Project: Mountains Beyond Mountains by: Tracy Kidder<br />Presentation by: Claudio Tombazzi<br />Haiti vs. The World<br />
  2. 2. In Tracy Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains, it is hard to grasp the idea that a country so decimated and torn exists in our time. <br />Prelude<br />
  3. 3. While we live in a time of…<br />
  4. 4. Mansions<br />
  5. 5. Electronics<br />
  6. 6. Luxury Cars<br />
  7. 7. And Overall Progress<br />
  8. 8. Haiti lives in ruins…<br />
  9. 9. With a population of 9.2 million, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere<br />
  10. 10. Ranking it 155th out of 180 nations, according to the United Nations Development Program Report of 2009<br />It is estimated that about half of that 9.2 million is illiterate<br />
  11. 11. Its high infant mortality rate ranks it 36th out of 224 nations<br />A third of all children die before their 5th birthday<br />Most of Haiti’s population is moderately malnourished<br />
  12. 12. 80 percent of the population is under the poverty line (54 percent in Abject Poverty)<br />Life expectancy at birth is 61, ranking it 180 out of 224 nations<br />2/3 of the labor force do not have formal jobs<br />Most Haitians live on less than 2$/day<br />
  13. 13. 7.0 magnitude earthquake hits the 10 miles west of Port-Au-Prince <br />3 million people in need of emergency medical aid <br />January 12, 2010 at 4:53 PM<br />
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  16. 16. “Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of human kind” - John Tillotson<br />
  17. 17. http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/haiti_statistics.html<br />https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html<br />http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/haiti/intro.htm<br />http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/01/13/fast-facts-haiti-earthquake/<br />Bibliography<br />

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