Haiti: Beyond the Rubble exhibition – 3
The organisation I was working for in Haiti is Tearfund, a Christian NGO working with local church and community groups around the world. They’ve been working with churches and related groups in Haiti for a very long time. Today’s picture is from a church service in March 2010, about ten weeks after the earthquake. One of Tearfund’s partner organisations in Haiti runs AFCA camp – prior to the earthquake, it housed a church, a school, sheltered housing for elderly people, and an orphanage. The night of the earthquake, hundreds of people moved into the compound, setting up a dense tent village, which has become semi-permanent. The school building and church were damaged during the earthquake, and for the first couple of months, church was held outdoors, under donated tarpaulins. But Sunday was still a time for dressing properly, reading your bible, and wearing your smartest hat, as well as worshiping together.
Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund
Richard Hanson :: photographer :: Sheffield