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Chrislande Benoit  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: February 9, 1998
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Haiti
  • Center: Picot Child Development Center
  • Child ID: HA6290629
Chrislande lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Chrislande works at home carrying water, gathering firewood and caring for children. There are 7 children in the family.

For fun, Chrislande enjoys rolling a hoop, telling stories and playing house. She attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in high school where her performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, Chrislande will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Chrislande lives in the mountainous community of Picot, home to approximately 8,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Creole.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, bread, rice, potatoes and mangoes. Common health problems in this area include fevers and coughing. Most adults in Picot are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $54 per month. This community needs vocational education and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Picot Child Development Center to provide Chrislande with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, recreational activities, social events, educational support, uniforms and scholastic materials. In addition, literacy programs are available for non-schooled children. The center staff will also provide educational workshops and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Chrislande.
Haiti occupies the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean. A mix of mountains, valleys, lakes, seashores and rivers gives Haiti varied weather conditions. About two-thirds of the terrain is unsuitable for farming.

Haiti is one of the most densely populated and poorest countries in the world. Most Haitians are subsistence farmers who cultivate small plots of land around their mud-and-thatch homes. Most speak Creole, but their official language is French. Catholicism is the major religion, but Voodoo, practiced by roughly half the population, was recognized as an official religion in 2003. Compassion works in nearly every region of the country.

In 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola and the island became the center of Spanish rule in the West Indies. The indigenous people were quickly wiped out and slaves were brought from Africa to populate the island. In 1697, Spain ceded half the island to France and this became Haiti. In 1804, a former slave led a revolt and Haiti gained its independence. Forty years later, the eastern part of the island split off to form the Dominican Republic.

Haiti historically has been plagued by political violence. In 1990, Haiti installed its first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, an ordained Catholic priest. But he was ousted in a bloody military coup and forced to seek asylum in the United States. In 1994 Aristide returned from exile and abolished military rule. He won a second term as president in 2000, but was ousted in 2004 amid allegations of corruption. The current president is René Garcia Préval, elected in May 2006.

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Child's Location: Northwest of Les Cayes

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