Update from Cherette, Haiti
by Jenni (GO Fellow), from Haiti
To be honest, you don’t see too much grass in Haiti and when it rains in the south, it really pours. Mix these two together and you’ve got a big, muddy problem! In Cherette, maintaining sanitary conditions is very important for keeping the children healthy. Having a concrete sidewalk constructed from the kids’ homes to their school and church has made a significant difference in the overall cleanliness and health of the kids and their home. Another recent project at Cherette was building a wall around the village. Before the wall was built, people from the area would take a shortcut from the road through the village, which would often disrupt different activities happening at the village. Since the construction of the wall, however, Cherette has felt a big improvement in overall safety and security while maintaining a good relationship with the outlying community.