Monday, September 4, 2017

Working up in Mon Bouton

There is work to be done, photos to be taken, writing, notes all seem inadequate.  Pictures worth the thousand words anyhow.
The work site.  Looking down from "The Ledge" atop Mon Bouton. If you look closely, you will see the road, built by Samaritan's Purse in conjunction with Digicel and nudges from us, about 3 years ago.
Nelis earns about 700 goudes per day for crafting, sawing boards.  He works from about 8 a.m. until 2 or 3.  He gets coffee and maybe bread in the morning; water and a cooked meal before noon.   The wages for a textile worker in the capital were about 500/600 goudes per day -
 and there's no free lunch.  The exchange rate is/was currently about 63 goudes to the US dollar.

Shoes are NOT appropriate; gotta get a grip

Work is done in tandem

12 year old Marie-Josyie is part of the team.
She did not pass 3rd grade this year, but she's a hard worker, strong and eager.

No need to workout at the gym...
 I remain, as always, in awe of my Haitian neighbors, my friends.

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