As many know things have been very difficult in Haiti again this past month. The offices in Limonad and Cap have had to remain closed for safety and security. Roland and team were finally able to get out to clients in between protests last week and provide much needed food and water.
Access and inflation are causing price hikes for these and all items on the market. Luckily Limonad clients have not had to face any medical emergencies this month, but medical appointments have had to be put on hold which is not good. Public transportation is limited. Banks are not open. Fuel costs are astronomical, and the internet signal is intermittent due to fuel. Luckily, the team has held onto emergency cash funds they are using. Politicians have not provided any optimism to the population, and although they declared schools open, protests by an unhappy population have prevented that. Case workers are in touch with clients by phone for those clients who have them or have access to a phone via neighbors.
The project team is very thankful to donors and supporters for keeping them in their thoughts at this difficult time. Roland says, “The days are really uncertain…despite insecurity, people aren’t in favor of UN soldiers in the country. We cannot expect to have a calm situation very soon here. Our clients are more than grateful for the services we keep providing despite all risks. They thank everyone who makes things possible. Thankfully everyone here is safe. Greetings from the clients and staff!”