The Community in Port au Prince

Our drive from Port-au-Prince (Haiti’s capital) to the rural village of St. Martin was one we will never forget. From the overcrowded slums of the city, down “paved” roads, to the final bone-jarring 20 miles, it was sights and sounds like we have never seen. Haitians drive very fast – the rule of the road is that the bigger vehicle has the right of way – from semis to bicycles this is the rule. The horn is a constant signal that we’re coming through. On the final two miles of our journey the road literally disappeared as we entered the village of St. Martin – no road, no electricity, no plumbing, no services. Hard core poverty in a village.