Cap Haitien, Haiti, taken by Jennifer on her medical mission there in Feb. 2010. This is SHADA, the poorest area in Cap. This was taken on Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent (Ash Wednesday) began. Note that Carnival was cancelled for obvious reasons … instead, the marchers in the procession all wore white, carrying rosaries marching from the Cap Haitien Airport through town in honor of those that had died in the earthquake. Jen held a small camera out the window to get the look-and-feel of the people in this town, which is located on the North Coast. While not directly hit with by the earthquake, it is now full of refugees, some the saddest of cases.

Although there is garbage in the streets, the people are spirited and proud. Jen noted that you will never see a Haitian in this area without the cleanest of clothing, always bleached and fully pressed. This clip gives a good feel of the people walking the streets.