Responding to COVID-19
Greetings to all of you from Terrier Rouge. With the Lord's grace we are all in good health. We are full of energy to do His work.
Two weeks ago the government decided to close the schools, reduce some activities, confine people in their homes, impose a curfew from 8PM to 5 AM. They do not allow gatherings of more than 10 people. Those measures are more or less what every country is taken to control the spread of the COVID-19. But in Haiti those measures, although very important, put more burden on the poor people whose activities are on the streets in search for their daily bread. Some of our open public markets are not allowed to function. Today the biggest open market which serves almost the whole North will be closed.
The prices of goods are reaching the sky and some of the products are becoming delicacies. But anyway we are surviving with God's help.
At Saint Barthélémy, we concentrate on helping our brothers and sisters in needs. We do not stop working. We are using the individual approach, we go from door to door to deliver the food to the people. Our volunteers work hard to do so. In two days we gave food to 300 households. Today we are going to Phaeton and Paulette. Tomorrow will be Grand basin's turn along with our neighborhood and other places in Terrier Rouge. Families in Patrico received already 130 bags of rice, pasta and oil.
We also add to our distribution soap for the people to wash their hands as one of the measures of prevention. Some of our volunteers take that opportunity to talk about the danger of the corona virus and the way to prevent it.
For the time been we are in good shape. The Lord is taking good care of us. We keep you in our daily prayers as you have to deal also with the corona virus epidemic.
In His name,