Replacing Roofs in Haiti

Hit the road early as always and headed to the mountain to check on the progress of the roofs. The rain is making it difficult but the bosses are doing a great job. I am not prepared for the rain in spite of knowing the rainy season calendars wherever I travel. We climbed to the top today which is the furthest that I've hiked yet. A very long hard, dangerous climb. Coming down can be treacherous.

The rocks and mud get very slippery, but a young man who helps us was there to assist me. At the top of the mountain the men were working hard on five roofs. I wish we had started up here first and worked our way down instead of in reverse. This is the end of the Cayette region before the Port Salute territory.

I never knew how big Cayette was until today. It is pretty cool to look down across the region and see all the silver hats (roofs) that now dot Cayette. We will start this afternoon gathering the materials for more roofs. The goal is for 20 roofs to go on, and even with the on and off again rain, I believe we will meet our goal.

-Kenny Phillips, Conscience International Project Director for Haiti

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