I looked and looked forever trying to find this picture to put in Haiti day 1 with all the other pics of where we stayed, but couldn't find it. It's because we didn't take this shot till Day 5 and it was mixed in with those. But here is the outside. Most of the nice homes are like this, built into the side of a mountain, so they are various levels! Beautiful no doubt!
This is Jacques. He is the construction coordinator that TNM has hired full time. He is out at the construction site mostly every day and hired locals to help him build. A great way to help the Haitian people, help them help themselves now and in the future because they are learning skills! A great thing that TNM is doing. Not just giving them the house, but helping them be a part of it, take ownership, and also giving them life skills for future (and present) employment. It's a super win win. Jacques was a great guy and did a great job with both the Haitian team and the American teams!
On the way home since we had no water, we stopped off at a side store to get some drinks. I didn't want any because they only have pop and I don't drink that.
We all headed back and took showers. I hadn't felt more gross since I had been there. I didn't even want to go inside the house I was so dirty. It took us about just 2 hours to get home. So we had a little more time than normal before dinner. It was good to check on Alex (since she stayed back at the house with one of the interns all day). Thankfully she was doing better, not great, but better by the time we got back. But that's about the time I got sick! :( It was NO fun. Rachel wasn't feeling good the entire rest of the time we were in Haiti, but Michael thankfully was doing better too by the next day. Needless to say, most of us rested the rest of the day and night. Construction teams definitely have my utmost respect. I am so thankful I was not on a construction only team. I would maybe have never recovered physically.
Haiti Day 6