Haiti Recce

Haiti Recce

In seven seconds a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti resulting in 230,000 deaths and millions of Haitians homeless and injured.  According to the United Nations, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere where it is estimated that nearly 80 percent of the population live on less than $2 per day.

There is a great need for wheelchairs.

Between September 14th and 24th Glenda Pike (our Wheels for the World Co-ordinator) will be on her travels once more, this time visiting Haiti in order to assess the feasibility of sending a container of our wheelchairs and a Wheels team to fit the chairs.

Glenda will be accompanied by Derek Watts, a wheelchair technician living in Chicago, and will work alongside Medical Teams International based at Les Cayes, and other organisations already working with disabled people in the country.

Please pray for:

  • No flight disruptions
  • Good relationship with local Christians
  • Health, safety and stamina
  • Protection when travelling
  • Opportunities to meet other organisations working within Haiti
  • Sensitivity to each situation
  • Clarity through interpreters and wisdom to know the next step