Monday, November 29, 2010


Haiti - the poorest country in the western hemisphere. 

It was devastated by 7.0 magnitude earthquake in January. Reportedly, more than 230,000 people were killed, 300,000 had been injured and 1,000,000 made homeless.

 The national palace, found here

The many people who were displaced following the earthquake now live in tent cities, on borrowed land.  A UN report in September stated that 29 percent of 1,268 camps studied had been closed forcibly, meaning the often violent relocation of tens of thousands of people. 

Tropical storm Tomas caused additional problems - It pushed contaminated water further inland.  Water we now know was contaminated with Cholera.

Haiti doesn't have a single sewage treatment plant. Cholera is spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water.  What are they to do? 

The death toll has climbed to 1700 since the outbreak was detected in late October.

What can you do to help?

T-61 days and counting

Friday, November 12, 2010

One-handed crafting!

 excuse the pins...its still drying