The difficulty there is in my country is that you go to school and cannot find the professor. The people are always
stopping school. We don’t get a chance to see the works the professor wanted to make us see and understand.
This year was not too difficult, but there was some trouble that happened at the school. We could not enter school early. There was a crisis that passed through the economic means of our country. We could not find professors. Each month the school was always closed because of manifestations in the country.
There were many blockades, we arrived at school late. They didn’t want to let us enter. The heat was very high. One class had a hundred students and their room was not large. The heat made the students who were sick fall.
In the country of Haiti things are not easy at all. It is full of problems, like the problem of insecurity, the problem of unemployment. People don’t find a place to stay and sleep. People are suffering with
hunger, sometimes the hunger can even kill them. The problem is that life is expensive, especially (when) you will pay 25 gourdes (almost $1 US) for a little bread. Things are not good at all.
Life where I am is a life that is truly difficult for me because I pass (experience) many tribulations. To eat is not something easy for me. Everything is very expensive in the country, and we don’t have the means (to pay). I want to share some words with you about the economic situation. Where I live things are not good for me at all. I am living a life that is truly difficult. Sometimes I go to school hungry. I live like that when I go to study. It is the same way like with food, for drink, clothes, it is very difficult for me. I want you to help me in that way so that I can live a life that is much better, and it’s only you yourself who can help me in that way. Because my parents don’t have the means for that, because I’m suffering very much. I want you to help me, please.
For me to explain Haiti’s problems it is with great sadness in my heart and tears in my eyes because my country does not have security. They are kidnapping people often. Lots of people are dying on their hospital beds. People are dying of hunger. God the father, please say a word for the country of Haiti. Things are worse indeed.
In this moment the country doesn’t have anything good in it. It doesn’t have security, parents cannot go to their activities, products keep rising (in price), the minister of commerce doesn’t say anything, everything is very expensive. In this moment in the country nothing is well at all, but thanks to God the area where I live doesn’t have anything (bad), the zone is very fortunate thanks to God.
In the country there are many problems, like we don’t have security in the country; the problem of electricity they don’t have much surveillance (coverage); we don’t have (good) roads, people like to throw trash in the street, (and) when they clean it, they throw it again. That’s everything I see that I can explain.
It is with much sadness and lots of pain that I share with you the situation in Haiti. While they often say the people of Haiti have lots of riches, there are times when those riches are not for us. Each time you go out to enter (the town) it is with lots of shouting, because you cannot go out to enter the street, young people are making manifestations. (Something?) fills you with maladies so you suffer in the hospital.
The difficulty in my country is when there is a leader who speaks in the country and he doesn’t work, then the people are angry and they take to the streets like crazy manifesting against that leader who doesn’t work. Everything is blocked, everyone takes to the street to manifest. When that happens, schools are closed, banks are closed, and there aren’t any activities (going on).
It is with much sadness and much pain that I am sharing with you the situation of the country where I am living. My parents used to always say that Haiti was a rich country, but for myself, I cannot live there. Sometimes I go to school, to enter under manifestations, they throw bottles, throw rocks, they vandalize.
The life is not easy here. Things are expensive. You can’t buy anything. Almost everywhere you go there is trash. Life is not good. There’s dust. The roads are not good. They’re terrible when the rain falls. All the roads are full of water, full of mud. The street is always dirty. There are always blockades and all take guns. People are dying. When you pass by the sea, it’s full of trash. Haiti isn’t good anymore.
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