Wow… fast wireless in Haiti in a very poor city that is completely covered in mud. Who knew?
It’s really amazing here. I’ve been a couple days and so far am loving it just as much as Bangladesh. It looks like Hands On have created some great relationships within the local community. There’s even a group of local volunteers which is something I didn’t see at all in Bangladesh. The guys I’ve met are eager and work bloody hard for no money which is something most people in Haiti can’t comprehend.
The work here is ridiculously difficult. It’s mostly grunt work shoveling mud from inside people’s homes. I think it washed in there as the city flooded and in some homes it fills the entire room to the ceiling. I haven’t experienced that yet but I’m not looking forward to it considering how hard it is to shovel a mere foot of mud.
As always, I’m hoping to get a lot of work done while I’m here. Because the work is so physical though I anticipate being completely knackered at the end of each day and wanting nothing more than my bed. Unfortunately, my bed at the moment consists of a piece of plywood and a sleeping pad that’s only about a centemetre thick. Which means that I probably won’t be getting much sleep which means that I’ll probably spend most of my time here in a zombified state. Not something that’s ideal for getting a lot of work done.
Ok I’m off to source some beer from Cooler Man. We have a day off tomorrow so I might have three beers! Wild and crazy!