Young surfers launch initiative to attract tourists to impoverished country’s pristine beaches.
Haiti, a country known for having one of the highest poverty rates in the world, is still struggling to recover from a massive earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 100,000 people, destroyed much of the Carribean country and sparked a deadly cholera outbreak.
The nation is not a popular tourist destination due its reputation of being dangerous – mainly due to crime – and because of reports of widespread pollution.
But a group of young surfers has launched an initiative aiming to attract tourists to the country’s pristine beaches.
Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Jacmel, Haiti.