In a matter of seconds, the January 2010 earthquake turned Elumene Charles’ modest, concrete home to rubble. She lost everything.
Sheldon C. Good
- MB HeraldNewsPeople and Events
Before the magnitude-7 earthquake struck Haiti almost two years ago, Ronald Sadou Zami struggled to find work. Like many Haitians, he had discovered multiple ways to earn minimal income – he wrote poems for schools, was a sewing machine mechanic and sometimes did masonry work.
With dignified humility, Edouarnus Estivil calls himself a direct victim of the January 2010 earthquake: it destroyed his Port-au-Prince home, paralyzed his sister, and killed his mother, the head of his household.