Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Daily Life in Haiti

My friend Peter Daniel made this short video during the year that he spent teaching in rural Haiti:

Even before the quake, most images I had seen of Haiti showed only devastation and extreme poverty. These scenes of baking bread and playing soccer, a funeral procession and a new baby, reveal a different Haiti, one where life is hard (it is common in this village not to eat one day out of the week) but suffering has not extinguished hope.

Thankfully, the village of Bayonnais was not badly affected by the quake, although two students studying in Port-au-Prince are missing. For more earthquake updates and information on how you can help, visit Peter's blog at

Please keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts and prayers.

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