Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Around town

I wish I had the words to describe what it was like to drive around town. The sights, smells, feels, it's hard to process all that I took in. There is such a contrast in Haiti, between the natrual beauty of the ocean and mountains to the mud/sewer filled streets and people packed alleys and houses. Although Cap Haitien was not harmed by the earthquake, the needs are just the same. They need food, water, adequate housing. All the needs that we see now were there before the earthquake. It is just that the earthquake amplified and brought greater attention to the poverty and needs of this country. It is poor. Poor like I have never seen before. Houses made of sticks, no water or electricity in the best of places, words do no justice to what it is.

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