Back to Leogane

We’ve returned to Leogane after two weekends of carnival madness in Jakmel and several screenings.

We did two screenings at a new camp on wednesday and thursday. Called OIM camp it was a longer walk than Belval and Camp Chatulet Marche but nevertheless we endevoured to stick to our use of barrow guys to haul the load.

The camp asked us to set up in the middle of their homes. Most of the structures and some infrastructure are Korean and Japanese with the occasional Chinese Red Cross house.


Yesterday we did something different. We visited an area, a valley, south east of Leogane and in the foothills of the mountains, that is receiving long term aid from an NGO. We met a women in Leogane before we went to Jakmel who works for the project and she suggested doing something in their community.

At first it was difficult because maybe there was some confusion as to what we did and we had minor issues finding a suitable piece of ground. However as soon as we found the footbal pitch and set up the screen and PA it soon attracted loads of attention and we had a large crowd (perhaps our biggest?) jeering, shouting and laughing to the Red Baloon and Kirikou. As we were setting up a load of kids were screaming and hysterically jumping around something on the floor. We went over to investigate and saw them tormeting a large spider, a Tarantula, as big as my hand!

Heres a house on Rue la Libertie where we live that I really like. However apparently it is possessed by a malign spirit which anyone who has slept there feels and which drives them away. I might make an offer tomorrow…..

Weve discovered the UN cafeteria and went there on tuesday to have a meal, drink coffee and use their internet.

Its an impressive setup with big satelite dishes, IT cabins, offices, armed guards, a water supply, a gym (that no one can use), a cafe, living accomodation etc. Although it has to said their internet was terrible.

Theres something about the yankee trucks you get everywhere here. Big loud dusty Macks. Maybe its the fact that the cabin and engine seem too big for the load.

The sea was nice this morning.




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