Too Dangerous

Too Dangerous

From October 14, 2021 On Tuesday night, Baby cooked some tilapia for us. While we were eating, she said, “Dad, you must be careful in PV (Petionville) there is shooting there now.” I asked her to explain. She told me that when she left school, she walked to the main street to wait for a motorcycle taxi. Suddenly there was…

The Compassion Fund

The Compassion Fund

From October 13, 2021 I would like to resurrect the Compassion Fund within Santa Chiara. Now whenever I encountera someone in deep need, I must balance my response with the care of the children. For most ofour nearly seven years of operation, SCCC has operated on a month-to-month basis. In the earlyyears, we ended each year carrying a deficit. Even…

Three Women in Need

Three Women in Need

From October 12, 2021 On Sunday, Baby and I visited the landlady the apartment we rented for “Lilly.” I owed her $300for the balance of the year’s rent. We were given the keys. The apartment was painted very nicely.I asked about electricity. If a tenant paid 5,000 gourdes ($50), she turns on the electricity for theapartment. Yesterday, “Lilly” came to…