Well, I’m back in Haiti this week, preparing for the construction team’s arrival on Saturday. I just compared the cost of some grocery items that we routinely buy when we have teams come to Z’Orange – thought it might be interesting for everyone to see what the Haitians have to pay for their groceries. This is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere; average earnings for Haitians who are fortunate enough to have a job are $250 a year. Take a look – the 1st column is Haitian prices, and the 2nd is U.S.:

Gasoline                                $ 4.50                $ 3.55
Chicken, 5-oz can                     4.24                   1.00
Chicken, 10-oz can                   7.28                   1.37 each in 5-pk from Sam’s
Frosted Flakes, 15 oz               9.15                   3.69 each in 2-pk from Sam’s
Skippy peanut butter               15.35                   5.14 each in 2-pk from Sam’s
Welch’s jelly                            11.76                   1.76 each in 2-pk from Sam’s
Progresso soup                        4.11                   1.46 each in 8-pk from Sam’s
Plastic cups, 100                    12.77                  10.68 for 240 at Sam’s
Coke, 1 case                          13.67                    9.98 at Sam’s

We need to be thankful that we live in a Christian nation.

Haiti September 6, 2014
August 23, 2014