Life Delivers Books to Communities in Haiti
The various communities in Haiti were devastated by the
Earthquake that struck their country in 2010.
Their struggles though go far beyond the destruction left by the
Life for Relief and Development’s Emergency Response Team which
nearly a dozen times, meet with several communities including members of the
Haitian Muslim community. The thirst for knowledge and education among Haitians
was evident on each trip, and so Life promised to help in any way it could.
Life was able to contact local community leaders to explore
ways to provide educational books to the people in Haiti. One of the local community
leaders volunteered to write books including one on the basics of Islam, translate
it into French, the common language of Haiti, and print thousands of
copies of the books at his own expense.
Life’s staff flew the books from the U.S. to Haiti and delivered them to various
community centers in the country. Leaders
of the communities expressed great thanks for the books and for the humanitarian
spirit that has continued to bring them assistance some two years after the