There are now four cases of Cholera in Ouanaminthe and in Haiti, over 14,000. The numbers keep growing. I had a English/Creole lesson with one of the teachers at school. One of the phrases we learned was, “Nou na mal”. We’re not well. And she said in this country, we’re not well because we are being ravaged by sickness.
A huge problem is water. Even if they have water to drink, everyone washes their clothes in the river and the children love to play in the water. But it is in the water that the bacteria is spreading and it is the same water they use to clean themselves. For example, today after a little boy soiled his pants after school, one of the sisters told his father to go clean him off in the river. Later that day, another sister said she saw a man drink from the river. The general response was he is going to die.