Passing through Port-au-Prince was unbelievable. We traveled through the most devastated areas of Delmas and Petionville. Many people remained in the city despite the devastation. We saw buildings leaning over on the verge of collapsing and people still walking around and under them. We also saw many Haitians rummaging through the rubble to find recyclable material to sell.
As a Haitian-American, the experience made me think about why was I so lucky to have parents who were able to leave Haiti and build a life in the United States. There is so much poverty and damage in Port-au-Prince. A lot of reconstruction is needed and Haiti must not be forgotten.