HAWG member Solidarity Center has just published its living wage estimate for garment workers in Port-au-Prince, which covers the need for the Haitian government to provide a living wage to its garment workers and the ramifications of such a change on entire communities.
One of the core findings in this study is that The Solidarity Center estimates the basic cost of living for a garment worker in Port-au-Prince to be $90,928.51 gourdes (about $791.08) per month. The center recommends that the Haitian government increase the minimum wage to (est. 2,989.43 gourdes
The Solidarity center found that a living wage helps reduce poverty and aid dependence, weakens factors contributing to dangerous migration, and it boosts participation in the democratic process. As Haitians continue to fight for their rights to a living wage, it cannot be done without a collaborative effort from the Haitian government. You can listen to and read a summary of the findings here.