What if we never helped?
This is a question that comes to mind when people ask me why I am doing this.
In a time when everyone in Haiti is already struggling and people can’t afford to eat, we have the added burden of more than 150,000 internally displaced people. There are no refugee camps. There is nowhere for people to flee to, except their friends and family who live outside of the gang-controlled areas. The hospitality and the ability of the Haitian people to accept and care for all these refugees is amazing.
One gentleman told me: “I have two families staying at my house. If they had stayed where they were, it would’ve been death by bullets, but I am afraid that they only escaped the bullets to die by starvation here in the mountains. The food we received today helps us to be able to help the refugees who are fleeing the violence.”