And yes, the emphasis is added by me. From MPR:

As the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is in a difficult spot – it needs aid, but deeply resents foreign meddling. Many have mixed feelings toward Christian groups that funnel hundreds of millions into missions in Haiti.

Christian missionaries alone run or support an estimated 2,000 primary schools attended by some 600,000 students – a third of Haiti’s school-aged population, according to government figures. Church groups also run vital hospitals, orphanages and food-distribution sites.

“There are many who come here with religious ideas that belong more in the time of the inquisition,” said Max Beauvoir, head of Haiti’s Voodoo Priest’s Association, which represents thousands of priests and priestesses. “These types of people believe they need to save our souls and our bodies from ourselves. We need compassion, not proselytizing now, and we need aid – not just aid going to people of the Christian faith.”

Two-thirds of Haiti’s 9 million are said to practice Voodoo, a melange of beliefs combining animism from west Africa and Catholicism.

Of course you know: This means prayer.

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