or destroyed. Later, we traveled to Jeremie, the nearby provincial capital, which much resembles a bombed out city. Weaving around massive piles of rubble, one block is worse than the previous one. The misery of broken buildings and shattered lives hangs as heavy as February’s grey skies.
- Sassier’s new Medical Clinic team is busily treating patients, a Light in the Darkness. Remarkably, two of its solar panels are still affixed to the roof, providing electricity.
- The sound of hammers and saws is in the morning air in Sassier today, as rebuilding of homes and lives gets off to a tenuous start.
- Our friend and collaborator in Jeremie, Tony Magloirie, has replaced the roof on his business, an important commercial and social hub for the community. Tony hopes to be open for business this weekend.
- 3,000 pounds of food reached Sassier yesterday purchased and shipped by Zanmi Sasye. The Parish Council is organizing the food distribution of rice, beans, corn, spaghetti and other staples to those most in need.
- The first green shoots have sprung here, amidst the unfathomable destruction.