The next stop was in the city of Hinche. We gathered in a shady area where folks with carts from previous distributions came for repairs, and we also put together and distributed seven new carts and showed them how to operate the carts. After our PBJ sandwich lunch, we went with one of the earlier recipients to his home where we replaced a wheel. Distance is relative in Haiti, and this man lived about one mile off the main highway – imagine doing that on crutches. In both places, the community coordinators and the MH4H service technicians made the distribution process go smoothly.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch …Twyla spent the day sorting diapers and putting together diaper kits for the Haitian seamstresses. The diapers are given out in packets of 10 to infants and toddlers as we go out into the community, as well as to mothers in the MH4H Thousand Day program.
Today’s impressions: spotting familiar faces of past recipients and seeing how God used that mobility cart to change their lives; and the joy of being able to help needy recipients become more mobile; being challenged – and successfully solving – some of the repairs needed; seeing the kids come up to say hi and hold our hands; the emotions as we see first hand the living conditions of the Haitians and knowing that there is so much that needs to be done. More carts going out tomorrow!