Haiti: Beyond the Rubble exhibition – 15

Jenese was living under a tarpaulin strung between two trees when we first met her in March 2010.  She was expecting her first child, and was full of laughter and nerves.  The compound she’d been staying on immediately after the quake was cleared for reconstruction, and in July she was back in half a house, clinging to the hill side above Port au Prince. She’d slipped and fallen before the move, and lost her child.

Behind her are a new pair of red shoes – her small collection of shoes had been stolen by looters after the earthquake, and this was the first pair she’d managed to buy since.

Jenese, at home with her red shoes. Port au Prince. July 2010.

Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

Richard Hanson :: photographer  :: Sheffield

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