It was exactly a year ago today that Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you will know that a number of us at Eb sponsor children in Haiti through Compassion. It soon became clear that amongst the thousands of Compassion sponsored children in Haiti, many including Anderson and Angela were in the danger zone. It was many months before we eventually heard that they were both safe.
Earthquakes can be devastating to the most advanced countries, Haiti however, is the poorest country in the Americas and was totally unprepared and lacked the infrastructure to be able to respond to the crisis. When we add in the fact that the quake was centred on the capitol, the chaos that followed was hardly a surprise. The quake did not mark the end of the problems as it was followed by floods and then more recently, an outbreak of cholera.
In amongst all of the problems, many are working to rebuild Haiti. Compassion like many other charities, have stayed when the news cameras have left. You can read of some of their work here.
Back in September the Taff Trail walk raised almost £2,000 and that money was split between the project with which we are linked in Ecuador and a hospital in Haiti.
Today is a day of prayer for Haiti, please remember that country, those who are still suffering, those working to rebuild and the sponsored children.