Haiti: Beyond the Rubble exhibition – 11

Sarah (centre), whose grand daughter was killed while Sarah was carrying her out of her collapsing home in Port au Prince. Sarah is now staying with a relative in Duclo village, Madame Jesner (right) and her grandson Cerant.

After the earthquake, a large number of people moved out of Port au Prince, at least temporarily, and stayed with relatives in the countryside nearby.  Madame Jesner’s home was full of relatives and guests.  Her house is a more traditional Creole house, with a wooden frame on a concrete base.  More of these more flexible houses survived than the all concrete constructions in the city.  However, they offer less protection against hurricanes, an annual risk for all parts of Haiti, and most people who could afford to build with concrete, have.

(l to r) Cerant, Sarah, Madame Jesner in Duclo village. March 2010.

Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

Richard Hanson :: photographer  :: Sheffield