Omaj pou Ayiti

New Loans May Foster Home Ownership

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s struggle to rebuild homes for hundreds of thousands of quake victims may be giving the impoverished nation something it has never had: loans to help people buy them.

If efforts by international donors and local agencies succeed, at least a few members of Haiti’s small middle class will be able for the first time to get a mortgage. Some of the efforts reach even further, offering micro-mortgages for families who make as little as $150 a month.

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