We are used to a great deal of insecurity due to political protests, popular uprisings, and general violence and kidnapping that have increased significantly in recent years. Since Haiti’s president was assassinated last year, gangs have grown in number, force, and power – currently controlling significant parts of the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The area just down the road from our Education and Employment Campus has been completely controlled by one of the largest gangs for quite some time. We have been concerned about the security of that campus and assumed at some point we have to close operations temporarily for the safety of the staff and students. Fortunately, that has not happened yet and the office, bakery, trade school, Petite Palm and Papillon Enterprise have been able to continue functioning normally for the most part.
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