(Days have been so packed that I fell asleep last night while writing this. All good in Haiti, “tout bagay anfom”. I’ll try to send shorter, more frequent updates this coming week.)
|Manushka, orphan girl|
|Rachel, orphan girl, treating her for eye infection|
|Spaghetti for breakfast, everyday|
August 7, 2011 Post: Snippets of Haiti
Haitian Haircut: Monide is the best hairdresser! I have wanted to get my haircut since we arrived. Monide did a great job at her salon called, “Nice Change.” Certainly a nice change for me!
|Boat ride on Magdala's man-made lake|
|Children at Gampson's church|
It is 10pm in Hinche and I am miserably hot. So hot that I can’t sleep. It’s probably not even 100 but the humidity is heavy and the air is still. The earlier thunder and lightning did not pan out to the rainstorm I had hoped would cool us down. The heat has chased us out of our rooms and onto the veranda to sleep. We, there’s four of us again, pulled out our mattresses and lined them up to be a little cooler. Dina and I use a mosquito tent but the other brave souls go without.
August 10, 2011 Post: Poorest of the Poor
Hinche is considered the sticks to all who reside in Port Au Prince. This is where the poor people live, out in the countryside. It is the 5th largest city in Haiti, with 50,000 people, a hospital, bustling commerce, a central plaza, a large market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The people here are poor. The hospital does not have running water nor 24/7 electricity. The Red Cross blood bank was temporarily shut down when their solar panels were stolen.
|Kids outside church|