Week Two Begins

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And once again…no internet for most of the day. Apologies once again for not posting a note to say the team from Haiti returned. They came back safe and sound but very tired. It was a really long day, but I hear it was worth it. The poverty, if you can believe it, is much worse. Even the land is stripped of it’s resources. In contrast to Dominican Republic, which is lush and green, Haiti is brown and deforested. It is easier to understand why a family would walk for three days, even with babies and small children, to come to Dominican in search of hope and a better life.

The second-week people started working today. We added a new project today too. A village we did a medical clinic in last week had no water supply. Today the teams began digging a pipeline to connect this village to the main water supply. It’s about 2km. No problem! Get out the pickaxes and shovels! We’ve started on the second level of the school. It will be a race to the finish line for this one. Lots of work to be done. The three homes are coming along nicely and should be completed by the end of the week.

Author: LiveDifferent

Date: July 16th, 2006