All Things Considered

From September 30, 2019

The short ride from the airport on Saturday evening unnerved me. The fires, the trash and rocks of every size littering the streets, the crowds of people gathered in angry pockets of despair and disbelief filled me with grief. In my hastily written Sunday Journal which I sent on Saturday night I said the drive was a “a bit scary.” That was a gross understatement. It was terrifying.

Cash & Clashes

From September 27, 2019

Whenever, I leave Haiti I leave Billy enough cash for the week I am gone. I used to have $300 hidden somewhere in the office for Billy to use in case of an emergency. It is my experience that $300 would cover any emergency. A couple of trips back, Billy had to use those hidden emergency funds and I have been unable to replace them. In an extreme case, we could send a wire transfer of funds to our bank in Haiti. But going to the bank in normal times is a challenge. During the current unrest, the banks are now closed.

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