Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Story from Haiti, part six

Dick Gordon talks to Yolette Etienne, who works for Oxfam in Haiti, about how she manages to continue working to help others while dealing with terrible personal losses (including her own mother). She tells about going to the funeral of a dear friend whom she lost and even sings a little bit in Kreyol. What a beautiful woman, and how very Haitian she is. "I cannot take time to take care of myself," she says, "when there are so many suffering....We need to show our dignity....We need to be great."

The middle segment is not about Haiti, but in the last three minutes, Gordon also talks to Claude Jeudy, who works for Habitat for Humanity, about changes that need to happen in the way houses are built in Haiti.

You can listen here.

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