Saturday, March 7, 2015

Jackenson's Family Transfer Out To Canaan

Yesterday we transported Jackenson's family belongings out to their new home that was built for them out in Canaan. Since the death of their husband/father during the earthquake they have been living in a tarp home on the street in the Cite Aux Cayes neighbourhood. The mother makes ends meet by selling charcoal or vegetables on the street. Her new home has been built for a few months already but it was tough for her to make the decision to leave the neighbourhood she knows for Canaan. The mayor has been threatening to bulldoze down the shelters and she approached us to help her move this week. Canaan is a settlement area out by Rte 9 and Rte National #1. Canaan began after the earthquake when families were looking for a place to live. As refuge camps have been closing Canaan has been growing and now there are over 250,000 people living there. Canaan is a city! Imagine the entire city of London, Ontario moving out to an open area. Now Jackenson's family has a small home and yard for their own and don't have to find a place to rent. Thank you to all those who were involved in providing a new home for Jackenson's family.

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