Phoncly Raphael bathes a group of men at the Azil Communal Home. Sanitation at the home remained a problem for residents living in the community. In Haitian Creole, the old are called "gran moun," and they are relatively few. Those 65 and older make up just 3.4 percent of Haiti's population, compared with 13 percent in a developed country such as the United States, because to attain such seniority in a nation beset by high infant mortality, poverty and disease is an accomplishment.
The Washington Post