Haiti after the earthquake and the tremendous work of
MUDHA in Leogane, near Port au Prince

 

© by Yvonne Schaffler

 

 

Panorama before crossing the frontier, Jimaní, Dominican Republic

 

Crossing the frontier

 

Haiti’s "taptaps" are beautyful.
May their paintings indeed help to prevent the passengers from accidents.

 

Panorama of one of Port au Princes districts

 

Most areas of Port au Prince have been miserable already before the quake

 

Impressions of the damage on buildings



Of some buildings is not much left at all. Actually, almost no building can be used as shelter anymore due to the severe damages, ongoing aftershocks and the resulting danger of collaps.


People thus live in cities of tents. Some can cover their tents only with cotton sheets

 

The camp of MUDHA in Leogane – area where the workers reside

 

Also the people of whome MUDHA is in charge (mostly children from an orphanage - see below)
sleep in tents. And the rainy season is just about to begin…

 

Area where the sick are treated

 

The orphanage. It once had four floors

 

Those parts of the orphanage with columns seem to have resist more. What's left is not appropriate for housing anyway, since the building could collapse any moment.

 

The tremendous work of MUDHA and their cooperating volunteers

 

Emotionally taking care of the kids


Helping people to recover

 

Workshops: Sonia Pierre teaching women to produce detergents, shampoo, rinse etc.
They later will have access to microcredits.



Taking care of the orphanage workers: Making possible that they can play domino once in a week

 

Learning from other projects: Wooden shelters like this could be also built for the children of MUDHA

 

Taking measures of a possible space for shelters

 

Impressions of the camp

 

As long as HE does not appear, NGOs do their best

If you want to help:

http://emergencyhaiti.blogspot.com/