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Hedson Lamour, 28, prays with his color-coordinated band before performing. He entered the contest because his mom was a child slave. Frederic Dupoux for NPR hide caption

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A mother and child pass through Batey Bembe in the sugar-producing region near the town of Conseulo. Bateys are small, isolated communities made up of sugar cane workers and their families, often consisting of three or four generations. Sarah Tilotta for NPR hide caption

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Maman Pye cacao, a Haitian supertree, can produce 20 times as many cacao pods as ordinary trees, and the pods themselves are denser with cacao seeds than ordinary pods. Shutterstock hide caption

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A makeshift latrine hangs over the water at the edge of Cite de Dieu, a slum in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. John W. Poole / NPR hide caption

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Why Cholera Persists In Haiti Despite An Abundance Of Aid

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Haitians protest against United Nations peacekeepers in Port-au-Prince in 2010. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Boys at the L'Ecole Les Freres Clement elementary school in Jacmel, Haiti, line up to take deworming pills that protect against elephantiasis. Maggie Steber for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Many homes that were rebuilt after the earthquake in 2010 are even more dangerous than the original ones. This three-story home was put up after the quake but is already slated for demolition to make way for an 18-unit housing project. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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What Happened To The Aid Meant To Rebuild Haiti?

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Haitians protest against the United Nations peacekeepers in Port-au-Prince in November 2010. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Bringing Cholera To Haiti, U.N. Plans To Get Rid Of It

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Jacqueline Syra has been living in the La Piste camp for three years. She says she has no idea when she will be able to leave. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Despite Billions In Aid, Many Haitians Still Live In Squalid Camps

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Hurricane Sandy's tear across the Caribbean left at least 54 dead in Haiti, where many people still live in tents because of damage from the 2010 earthquake. Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In Haiti, Aid Groups Squabble Over Rival Peanut Butter Factories

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The Cost Of Saving Lives With Local Peanuts In Haiti

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Many Haitian children suffer from "stunting" due to inadequate nutrition. Health experts now are trying to prevent this with snacks made from peanut butter, fortified with vitamins and minerals. Alex E. Proimos/via flickr hide caption

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The Peanut Butter Cure Moves From Hospital To Snack Room

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