Friday, January 07, 2011

Pierre

This is our neighbor, Pierre.  He came to ask for employment as he hates the humiliation of begging.  Pierre was in Port-au-Prince in his second year at a professional school a year ago when the earthquake struck.  The school was demolished, the place he was staying collapsed.  Pierre was paying his way through school by teaching illiterate older people at a small community school.  That, too, was destroyed.  He made his way to his grandmother's shack near here and has been looking for an opportunity ever since.  Unfortunately, we can't just create jobs to help folks find employment.  In a few days we'll hold several services to honor the lives lost and ruined last January 12th.  Pierre said that he'll be here for this.

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