Many of the jobs in the Haitian economy rely on agriculture. With a decreased water supply, crops are faltering, providing less food for farmers to sell in the market place and to provide for their families. This inversely increases food prices when the demand is high and production is low.
To compound the problem, the Haitian gourde has significantly depreciated over the past few months, causing food prices to increase, making it even more difficult for people across the country, many who live on less than $1 a day, to be able to afford enough food for their families.
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