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Haiti

Organized Chaos I wrote a lot of notes while in Haiti and sat down to write this blog maaany times, but I haven't known where to start or how to make sense of it all. Now that I'm back in my igloo and have reflected on the experience ad nauseum, I think I've been able to put it into perspective. I think. I've wanted to go to Haiti for years, specifically to volunteer. However, after the earthquake in 2010 which killed an estimated 200,000 people, it surprisingly seemed like the worst possible time to go. Much of the country was in shambles and the stampede of Western aid organizations purported to help seemed to worsen the already dire situation. So, I held off. And off. And off. Fast forward five years later, after vetting an organization there that I felt was a fit, and my ticket was booked. My four-hour solo bus ride from Port [...]

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