Monday, July 26, 2010
Leisa's Haiti Journal #3: Aristide's Birthday Demonstration
Thursday, July 15, 2010
We finally have a moment of internet access here in Haiti. We are on our way to a demonstration at the Palace in honor of Aristide's birthday...it is a call for his return. I only have a moment...I am sorry.
We are staying at St. Joseph's...as some of you know, it is collapsed, and in the clearing stage which Luke is helping with.
They kindly made room for us in the remnant's of the adjoining house.
We have been to two amputee clinics making assessments, and the St. Pierre tent city on Delmas, in Port au Prince. The people there are angry and hungry. I see no improvement from two months ago. I was invited into a tent that 7 people share, barely large enough for one twin size cot...in the midday sun it was the hottest place I have ever been...it was not tall enough to stand in, so they take turns standing to sleep.
It cannot really be expalined....I just hugged her and said "mesi"....she seemed to like that at least we listened...there is so much to do, so much to say....more later...peace, leisa
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