Haiti Culture Research Paper

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They have to drink water from the river, which is very very contaminated and they also have to eat ‘food’ that is made from dirt. “It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud . . . The mud has long been prized by pregnant women and children here as an antacid and source of calcium. But in places such as Cité Soleil, the oceanside slum where Charlene shares a two-room house with her baby, five siblings, and two unemployed parents, cookies made of dirt, salt, and vegetable shortening have become a regular meal” (National Geographic). They look a lot like pancakes or cookies. Recipes passed down from generations in Haiti. Women spend entire day making them. The kids seem to enjoy them. These patties are known

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