Haiti Restavecs The Slave Children

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Watch the Haiti Restavecs The Slave Children video, Nov 2008 A restavec or restavek from the French reste avec one who stays with refers to a social system in Haiti in which parents unable to care for their children send them to relatives or strangers living in more urban areas where they receive food and housing and sometimes an education in exchange for light housework In reality restavecs often live in grinding poverty enslaved to their hosts and seldom receiving an education The restavec system is considered a form of slavery There are an estimated 300 000 to 400 000 restavecs in Haiti

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