Tour de Port

The local 76, except no gas. No gas within a five block radius actually. But, if you want to gamble, this is the place to be.
Boss Couatchou – a.k.a the local tire repair shop.

I guess it’s practical to use the fence of the cemetary for more than just keeping people out.
This way you can shop for a plot and a dress at the same time.

Home… I mean Eko Depot – Chris’ favorite hardware store. You can actually use a basket or a cart here and get your own stuff from the organized shelves.

Our friends, the UN all primed and ready for action. We got a thumbs up from the guy in the back seat. The UN like white people. I’ve met soldiers from several different countries so far just because they’ll say ‘hi’ and chat.

For $2 Haitian you too can ride in the back of a truck with nothing to hang onto. Don’t worry, they’ve cut windows in the side so you get some fresh air.

Ladies, if you need a new hand bag this is the place to be. Every shape, every color. And all under $5 (well, probably).

Prime market space. People have to swerve around the garbage so they’ll definitely notice your potatoes. Good sales tactic.

How high can you stack your milk cans?

Bumper to bumper. Yes, those men are riding on the top of the oncoming truck.

Pants – check. Shoes – check. Back packs – check. Twin baby stroller – also check.

After the rain in Petionville.

A Petionville street corner.

5 gallon culligan bottle filled: $12 H. One BioSand water filter that can filter all of that water in one day: $40 H. Doesn’t even seem comparable.

The outskirts of Petionville.

How to build a multi-storey building.

One really cute chaufeur.

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About Leslie

I'm Leslie. Wife. Mother. Missionary. In the day to day my husband and I are responsible for running Clean Water for Haiti, a humanitarian mission that builds and distributes water filters to Haitian families. Living in Haiti full time provides lots of stories, and as I tell my husband, our grandkids probably won't believe most of them. Maybe writing them down will give me some credibility.

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