Haitian Peasants form a KONBIT for Road Maintenance

Haitian peasants in Trois Roches, a small village outside the city of Hinche, are forming a KONBIT Saturday in order to do some maintenance in the stretch of muddy road that leads to their village.

PHOTO: Trois Roches Haiti - a Muddy Road
PHOTO: Trois Roches Haiti - a Muddy Road

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"Because of the rain, the road is very muddy," one resident said. "We will not wait for the government to come help us; They are not coming."

So the community is getting together KONBIT style, men and women, with the little assistance they can find, and they will do whatever they can with their bare hands to fill the muddy holes on the road with rocks, sand, whatever they can find.

A few local businessmen from Hinche offered to help...

One businessman, an owner of various "Bank Borlettes" some money...

Another businessman, a Hinche restaurant owner offered rice and beans to feed those who will spend the day out there.

Another local businessman from Hinche, a food supply store owner, offered the remaining ingredients for the cooking, oil, maggy, tomato paste, etc...

Another offers 8 bags of cold water sachets to quench the thirst of these volunteers who will spend the day in the hot sun only to keep the road in a "better-than-muddy" condition.

It is a shame that people have to leave their daily activities to take care of something that really is the job of a government who is doing everything except but serving the people.

What do you think about that?

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Herman says...

A quand la KOMBIT nationale pour remettre le pays sur les

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Guy Laguerre says...

Sa fe mal travail important pour regle .yo pap fe ànyin .epi yap voleur lajan peyi pou yo achete bel

Se vagabon yo ye.yo pap regle anyin goumin pou pouvwa

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Kelvin Scoon says...

It is my sincere hope that this self help initiative will spread like wildfire to villages and towns and communities all over

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