Poverty in Haiti

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People, Culture, & Economy of Haiti

Have you ever traveled outside of your country? This was my first time traveling outside the United States of America. I thought it would be to vacation to paradise, but it’s to Haiti. Not what I wanted, however some opportunities you can’t let pass you up. Have you ever paid to traveled to do community/relief service outside your country? The act of traveling to help others has to be a true passion in life. I have vacationed outside the country once and it was a trip to Haiti. I rather travel to another country for relief work, than just to vacation. During my process of traveling I figured that you can’t be traveling to help others because you feel sorry. You must truly love to help others in life. My name is Stephen Gordon and I just completed my first year at Upper Iowa University with a Business Administration major. I am from Altgeld Gardens, which is located on the far south side in Chicago, Illinois. Atlgeld Gardens was named after Illinois Governor John Altgeld. It was established in 1945 and it’s an historic site. Altgeld Gardens is the first public housing projects built in the United States of America and was also an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Altgeld is completely occupied by low income families. The residents of Altgeld Gardens have little education and live off public aid and SSI. Most people love living off the money the government provides. The typical household in Altgeld Gardens is a single mom raising at least four children average, if not more. Most families in Altgeld Gardens struggle to survive from time to time. However, it’s an obstacle that we have to overcome as a community.

When I first laid my eyes on the flyer for this Haiti trip I decided I was going. I knew the trip would be expensive, but I told myself I would find the funds. I have never been out of the country, so…...

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