Tomorrow marks the three-year anniversary of the 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti. The tropical island I called home for over a year seems so far away now. Wrapped up warm against the bitter winter wind walking along the snow-draped streets, Haiti is a world apart.
The crisis in Haiti is so passé that a third anniversary of the earthquake is barely being acknowledged. My role in Haiti came to an end in September 2012 and many other NGOs have closed their projects and left the country.
Yet I know of many friends, both international and Haitian that are still working tirelessly to improve the situation of vulnerable families trapped in poverty and with little hope of a brighter future. Battling against corruption, cultural misunderstandings, and the annual threat of hurricanes, they remain committed to serving Haiti.
My time in Haiti may have come to an end for the time being but the people and my time there will always hold a precious place in my heart. I hope that as I sign off on this assignment that you will not forget either.
Over and Out.