Why in Fond Des Blancs?
Fond des Blancs is located on the southern peninsula in rural Haiti. The main town is Sainton and has a population of approximately 10,000. Approximately 80% of people in this region don’t finish 5th grade. Most rely on subsistence level farming, with high unemployment. Haitian women are 20% more likely to be illiterate than men, with a male literacy level of about 64% and a female literacy rate of only 57%. In terms of economics, 44% of households are female-headed and of these women, 60% live in extreme poverty.