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Haiti vs. The World: A Life of the Mind Student Project

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