Monday, April 26, 2010

Making a Living....Any Way They Can

With an unemployment rate of 80%,
it's not hard to understand why 
someone might turn to begging.

As we made our way through the city streets of Port-au-Prince,
each time we stopped, children would come to our
vehicle begging for food or money.

This gentleman was particularly original, as he sat by the road singing....
"I am blind, I am ugly, give me money"

Personally, I didn't think he was either.

At least since the earthquake and humanitarian aid has
come pouring into Haiti, the Haitians are no longer hungry.
In fact, conditions are better than they have been in a long time...
save for the condition of the buildings...which are beyond help.

I can' help but wonder what will happen, though,
when the world forgets.

1 comment:

kpaints said...

It is hard to relate to the ground swell of help and then a total lack of help after a disaster is over. Too bad the government can't put that 80% to work cleaning up the rubble.