Haiti: ‘My success belongs to my parents and siblings’

Article published in Omvärlden
6 August 2019
By Ralph Thomassaint-Joseph

Widlore Mérancourt  lives a privileged life in Haiti. But on his shoulders rests the responsibility for nine family members, and his greatest fear is that something will happen to him – something that would throw him back into the poverty of his past.

‘I’m 27 this year but can’t plan anything for my own life. With the responsibility for an entire family it is impossible to think about the future. My parents always told me they invested in me so that I would be able to help my brothers and sisters. So I grew up knowing that my success in life belongs to my parents and siblings.'”

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