Essay on Sustainable Solutions for Haiti

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Living in this fast up passed country of the United States we have what people call first world problems. Like, I hate when my leather seats aren’t heated, I hate it when my phone charger won’t reach my bed, I hate it when my mint gum makes my ice water taste too cold, and I hate it when my house is too big. The problems of a first world country aren’t really problems at all. People in the US always want the newest coolest technology. Did you ever think of the people who are living in a third world country? These people struggle everyday just to live each and every day. Haiti is a very good example of this; ever since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, it seems as though everything has gone wrong for them.

1. Haitian Living
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Some of the common crops that are grown here are: corn, rice, sugar cane, and yams. They rarely sell what they grow because they need it to survive. Since they don’t sell their crops they have no income. With no income they normally have no money to use on anything. One of the common things that they don’t have money for is medical expenses. Haiti only has a handful of hospitals and disease and injuries go untreated due to low amounts of money.

2. The need for clean water
Water is what we need to survive yet these people are in dire need of some help. Eight million people have no sanitation to their water. This is a huge problem, because this means that this water could be and is carrying water born diseases and is affecting these people. Since 2010 there have been a whopping 388,950 people diagnosed with cholera. This is the first time in decades that cholera has been spotted. Since this outbreak there have been over 5,000 deaths. The environment is defiantly getting hurt by this because this clean water problem is bad on the environment because it will damage the animals, people, trees and other plants. The percent of the population with improved sanitation is 42% for urban and 25% for rural.

Aqueducts coated with alluvium, deposits of sand and dirt, are used in the major cities and leave alluvium remnants in the water making it unclean. When someone drinks this water, they are very susceptible to these parasites having a lasting impact on their health

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