October 15th, 2007
Growing up in the United States of America there are many opportunities here that
many other countries do not have. These opportunities include decent jobs, government
assistance for those living below the poverty line, the choice of health care, and the right
to send your child to school. Haiti is a country that lacks many of these options that
Americans take for granted daily. In Haiti children from poor families are sent to be
servants in hopes that the family they work for will send them to school. Poor people are
subject to work in fields for dollars a day. The health care in Haiti is insufficient, and the
living conditions is horrific. My objective in this paper will be to discuss the urban life of
Haitians. I will focus on the life of children in Haiti, then leading into the life of peasant
farmers and workers, the living conditions of poor Haitian families, the health care issue
plaguing Haiti, and the education system.
Life in Haiti is not trouble-free. There are many obstacles that Haitians must face daily
just to get by. By shedding a light on some of the troubles that Haitians go through on a
daily basis while living in Haiti, it will further help others to understand the peril that this
country is going through. The topics that will be discussed is the urban life as a Haitian in
living in Haiti. These topics are important to the poverty stricken residents of the country.
There must be a change in living conditions in Haiti and with further research into the
selected topics of children, working and living conditions, health care, and education
better understanding of Urban Life in Haiti will be achieved.