from the field: en route to Cange, Haiti.

Water projects director Becky Straw took one of the first flights from NYC to Haiti since the earthquake. She just landed in Port-au-Prince minutes ago and is relaying us updates via text message:

“We grabbed Esther [our photographer] at the airport and are headed to Cange with Partners In Health. Only took five minutes outside the airport before we were confronted by hundreds of makeshift tents in a muddy lot…

Yet the street is packed with cars and people. Small businesses are open and selling goods in between decimated buildings.

Our driver and two other PIH staff sing along to the blaring music as we rattle along toward Cange. In two hours, we’ll be in the Central Plateau, meeting the water team and conducting site visits.”

Becky Straw, water programs director
Follow Becky’s updates on twitter @beckystraw.
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