Lamontagne Jacmel

Lamontagne Jacmel is a rural community of approximately 35,000 people. These people live in an environment without electricity, running water, or even transportation infrastructure. Lamontagne Jacmel is located 25 kilometers from the city of Jacmel and includes the districts of Habitation Belle-Hotesse, Goave Fonri, Nan Mkai and several others. The people make a living mostly by working the fields which they do with rudimentary tools like machetes and picks. This rural lifestyle and lack of transportation access makes raising children difficult in this region, as there is not a sustained economy to support them. The region used to raise a lot of different animals, but due to recent diseases and epidemics, this region has suffered immensely.