Monthly Archives: September 2010

FAQ: do I feel I’m making a difference?

I’m not a humanitarian worker, one that walks around the camps teaching people how to set tents up efficiently and trains local community workers on how to promote washing your hands and drinking treated water. I’m not a doctor, not … Continue reading

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Electricity/ storm

I’ve just heard that because of the damage caused by the storm last night (what I mentioned as ‘a few electricity posts’ falling) we might have a 3-week long electricty cut! I don’t reallly believe it, but it might at … Continue reading

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Weather

In Holland, people love talking about the weather. Here’s what it looks like here:  And at around the same time on another day: I can’t help but think of those in the camps, living under tents and tarps, when it … Continue reading

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Benita has her ten fingers!

The house I live in is owned by a well-off Haitian family, who moved to Canada after the earthquake. From their household staff which counted a few more, the gardener and the cook still work here. As public utilities are … Continue reading

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First impressions

I have arrived safe and sound in Haiti almost a week ago! Some practical details for those who want to know: I share a house with two Americans, but they are actually not there these days. It is a very … Continue reading

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