Going Back To Haiti?

Recently, a friend of mine asked me what I was going to do after I graduate. This got me to do a little thinking.

I’m no longer going to blame people when they say that they aren’t going back to Haiti to live there. It is totally understanble because frankly, the country presents no real future to anyone. Prices are high, crimes and kidnappings are rampant, and jobs pay very poorly. Even being highly qualified and skilled does not guaranty you a high paying job. If you are lucky, in Haiti, you’ll be making what a secretary makes here in the United States. So why should I go back to Haiti so that I can make the same amount of money I make now as a part-time student, living in a country where everything costs an arm and a leg?

But unless I an sponsored by an employer or get a green card, I’ll have to go back to Haiti whether I like it or not. Either that or I move to Europe.

2 Responses to “Going Back To Haiti?”

  1. nikki
    December 19th, 2005 | 4:41 am

    if given a chance, i will still go back there in haiti. i think that the place is really poor and it’s really difficult to get through there. but i think that the place takes a special space in my heart.

  2. marv
    December 19th, 2005 | 5:12 pm

    It’s great to see others interested in Haiti. Haiti is my home and I grow up there (from age 0 to age 18). There’s no replacing the feeling I get whenever I walk off the plane. I hope the country gets better. i hope it gets to an acceptable level. I don’t mind putting up with blackout, phone issues, etc… But if I’m going to fear for my life and that of my family, then it’s a problem.

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