Politics, Rainstorms, and Perseverence

You likely haven’t heard, but Haiti is currently without a functioning government ... that is to say, there has been no actual President since February 7.  While the international press seems to be ignoring this, in Haiti, this presents a number of obstacles – from minor to major.  While this has not had too much of a directly negative impact on Project 509, it has at times hampered our ability to acquire resources, coordinate logistics, and actually get stuff done.  Obviously, this has not been good.  What has been good, however, is that Haiti has had a solid rainy season over the past few months – something they almost entirely missed last year.  Nevertheless, the rainy season has also made it difficult for us to get into the areas where we work.  Still, we have persevered, and I am happy to report that in the last month we have completed two full cisterns with rain catchment systems, and are almost finished with a third ... this has been no easy task given the site locations, and the conditions we’ve had to deal with, which is a real testament to the crew we work with on the ground!  Updates and more photos will be coming soon ...