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Help received from Caritas and CRS

As you recall on Saturday we reached out to Caritas and CRS to get assistance for displaced people in the Sarazin mountains because of the rains and flooding. On Sunday evening Caritas arrived with a truckload of personal hygiene and kitchen kits, and 100 tarps for those who lost their tents (their homes) due to the rains. Mildreade, who is director of communications for Caritas brought the goods herself with her crew of workers. She had beed traveling for two days getting these items for other people in great need.

This was a strong experience of how God hears the cry of the poor. We are grateful to Caritas and CRS who are great Catholic organizations working for the people of Haiti.

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Kaville, a camp for displaced persons since the earthquake, 2010

On Saturday we went with Yvon to Kaville, a camp for displaced persons since the earthquake, January, 2010. Twice a month Yvon delivers drinking water to the tent dwellers. From the moment we arrived we felt like we were in the right place and where we were needed.

Kaville is located on a public soccer field, located behind a gated community. They have no running water and depend on outside help. Many of the children suffer from malnutrition. When we first arrived we tried to introduce ourselves in our simple Creole, and walked around speaking to everyone. Very quickly we were accepted by everyone, especially the children. They took us by the hand and wanted to take us to their (home), they said: “vin lakay mwen.” Which means “come to my home.” The children led us carefully through the mud since this was the day after a week of heavy rain. Mostly women were in the tents who welcomed us with great joy. It was a moving experience of hospitality and simplicity.

There was an elderly woman who came up to us and said: “Mwen grangou!” Which means “I am hungry!” We did not have anything to give her.

In one of the tents we met a family who looked very happy. In the midst of them was a tiny new born baby, we felt like we were in Bethlehem. Next to the baby was a live chicken, pots and pans, and other simple necessities.

There is something moving us to do more…

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized