Late at night, sitting up in Canada, thinking about what matters, what doesn’t, where to put energy, and where not to.
I just got this photo sent to me from one of the villages we support in Haiti.
This is a roof you paid for this year so that a family can sleep safely. In the Ranquitte region, a thatched roof means not only rain falling in and soaking families in the night (families will often crowd into corners or sleep sitting up to avoid getting soaked by leaks).
It also means the threat of bugs falling from the thatch onto the faces of sleeping people and biting them around their mouths. Known as “kissing bugs” the Chagas disease that they transmit can be deadly.
Putting a metal roof on a house changes everything for a family in Haiti. Here’s to one more family who will sleep at night in a house safer from disease and the rain.
(from Greg Bennick, Executive Director)