Photos by Donna Stokes
The images of the devastation of the earthquake in Port au Prince don’t begin to tell the whole story of Haiti. A stunning, curving coastline gives way to mountains beyond mountains, crops, homes and businessses.
The Haitian government hopes to convince many who fled Port au Prince after the quake to find new lives outside the overpopulated city, built for 400,000 but now hosting more than 2 million people.
Shown here are the Caribbean coast city of Port Salut (above), home of Jean Bertrand Aristide. “Even 70 percent of Haitians don’t know this place exists,” says Hervil Cherubin, consultant for Heifer International in Haiti and head of the emergency response team.
At right is a lovely waterfall locals call the “Hidden Treasure of Saut Mathurine.”
Look for an update on Heifer Haiti’s rehabilitation efforts and hear stories of Heifer participants after the quake in the Holiday issue of World Ark.