At the airport, the clerk was nice enough not to mention anything nor overcharge me for my very heavy suitcases. Before landing in Haiti, I am inhabited by a sense of sadness by seeing all the devastation. Usually when you approach a city, you see the swimming pools from the air. Here what is apparent are the numerous blue tents next to most houses that are down in dust.
As we ask people how the earthquake affected them, some children mention that they are now afraid to be inside and would rather sleep in a tent as they saw buildings collapse and kill their friends and loved ones during the earthquake. This morning, one of the team affiliates brought his son Matthew, a Haitian little baby boy that he rescued from an orphanage a couple of months ago in a near death condition. He also mentioned that sadly, many of the clothing, food and toys donated to orphanages are either stolen or sold. People have to be very careful who they donate to and make sure that their donations make it to the ones who need it. After taking a nice shower I realize that all my make-up and my deodorant have completely melted. What do you know, it was hot today!