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HAITI–Notes from the field…

Mar 1st, 2010

“I have seen people living in conditions that shouldn’t be possible…

But I remain buoyed by the strength of the Haitian people. Their desire to create some decency for themselves in the midst of such hideous degradation is truly remarkable and humbling.

It is everywhere—little girls walking through sewage in pretty pink dresses, holding hands and somehow managing to smile at the stranger staring at them from a car window. Flower pots in front of ripped and muddied tents. A little boy feeding his even tinier sister from the same miserably meager bowl of rice...

Heartbreaking, and shameful that this is any child's—any person’s—reality. It just shouldn't be possible.”

Susan Fassig
Director, Programs
Port-au-Prince, February 2010