Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Travel the World - Week 10

This is the tenth week in my Travel the World personal challenge. Each week I am randomly choosing one country (there are 195 countries in the world) and doing a little research on that country. I then select one tidbit of information about the country as inspiration for the card I make.

This week's country is...


Haiti, officially the Republic of Haiti, occupies the smaller western three-eighths of the island that it shares with the Dominican Republic. 

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and it is also the third-largest country in the Caribbean.

A typical worker in Haiti makes only $2.75 a day. Because jobs are so scarce (approximately 70% do not have regular jobs), those who do have jobs are afraid to speak out against unfair labor practices. 

Haiti is two-thirds mountainous, with the rest of the country marked by great valleys, extensive plateaus, and small plains.

Haiti has the most mountains of any Caribbean nation. Haiti’s highest peak is the Pic la Selle at 8,793 feet above sea level. 

The largest mountaintop fortress in the Western Hemisphere is in northern Haiti – the Citadel.

The life expectancy for Haiti is low: 50 years for men and 53 years for women.

In Haiti, there is one hospital bed for every 10,000 inhabitants. There are only about eight doctors and 10 nurses for every 100,000 inhabitants.

Very few Haitians own cars: fewer than 5 out of 1,000. There is no railroad in Haiti. In the cities, people often take communal taxis and colorful public buses called “taptaps.”

Haiti has 2,583 miles of highways. Only 628 miles of those roads are paved.

Haiti has 14 airports, of which only four have paved runways.

The Haiti beaches easily figure among the most beautiful beaches in the world. Many are quite pristine in nature and are backed by lush vegetation and forested hills or mountains. Golden-white sands mix with palm trees in many a coastal spot, and clear, turquoise-blue waters are in good supply.

Only 60.7% of Haiti's population can read and write.

Only about 10% of all Haitian children enrolled in elementary school go on to a high school.

There is just one public university in Haiti: the University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince, founded in 1944. Wealthy students prefer overseas educational institutions and universities.

Christopher Columbus is buried in Haiti in the Cathedral of Santa Maria.

Soccer is Haiti’s national sport

Cock fighting is a traditional sport in Haiti. The roosters are fed raw meet and hot peppers soaked in rum to make them aggressive and tough. The winner might bring home $67, which is more than a person would earn in an entire month. 

I decided to let this Haiti fact be the inspiration for this week's card... Coffee is the main export crop of Haiti.

I apologize for the photos. It's very difficult for me to get a good picture of an easel card, which is what this card is.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Sets: Crafting Desert Divas Love Your Mug and Stamps of Life Coffee4two stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Papers: Recollections 110# Black, Kraft, and 110# White CS, AMuse Studio Polka Dot DP and other DP from my scrap file

Embellishments: Paper Studio Mini Brads


Lynn McAuley said...

That blue water looks amazing!! Would love to tip my toes in it as I sip my Haitian coffee!! Super cute card, Jeanette!

Barb said...

What a great card--love the image and an easel card is great for it!