Dispatches – Haiti – When Electricity is a Luxury Instead of the Norm

Just because you’ve got money in Haiti, it doesn’t guarantee you access to reliable electricity from the power grid. At the hotel we were staying at, the power cut out multiple times per day, sometimes multiple times per hour. We were lucky enough to have a backup generator, but even that wasn’t able to completely…

Dispatches – Haiti – Crossing the Border

I am dreaming. The soft, comfortable, floaty kind of dream that you have sometimes where you might as well be sleeping on a bed of clouds. Suddenly, very loud, obnoxious country music violently overturns my puffy cloud-bed and dumps me back into reality. Emma’s alarm clock is going off. It’s 5:40am, and it’s the last…