PORT-AU-PRINCE— The Haitian government gave a $142,857 check to the Haitian Football Federation a few days before the launch of the Women's World Cup.

The funds are part of the Haitian government's support for Haitian football players and players, said Jean Tholbert Alexis, chief of staff to the Minister of Sports, who presented the 20 million gourdes check to Patrick Massenat, the coordinator of the Federation office.

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I am Juhakenson Blaise, a journalist based in the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I cover the news that develops in this city and deals with other subjects related to the experience of Haitians for the Haitian Times newspaper. I am also a lover of poetry.