Saturday, 23 January 2010

HAITI: Sending money home to Haiti from the U.S. proves difficult

y Peter Whoriskey
Saturday, January 23, 2010; 8:42 AM

MIAMI -- Even in normal times, the dingy money transfer storefronts in this city's Little Haiti provide a critical lifeline for the island nation. Here, and in other immigrant hubs in the United States, money passed to tellers behind plastic glass and then relayed back home is part of a flow that amounts to as much as a quarter of Haiti's economy.

But since the Jan. 12 earthquake, just as Haitians in the United States and elsewhere rallied to send money back home, the critical economic conduit stopped working, and is still far from restored. Read more

1 comment:

  1. I have had enough of all the reports and news coming out of Haiti. This country was in crises before the earthquake, now all they want is US dollars and how many of the victims will have their houses rebuilt how many will get the medical aid they require? All the fuss and media frenzy this is not the only country that has had so much damage and lives lost due to natural disasters but it is the only one that the President of the United States has publicly supported, yet again at the taxpayers cost. Well I feel enough is enough; No more there is other news in the world and the USA I would like to see some of that too.