3 Weeks in Haiti by Michael Andrew

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In the days following the Haitian earthquake that claimed more than 230,000 lives on January 12 2010, freelance Photography Instructor Michael Andrew and fellow photographer Brian Owen traveled to the ravaged capital of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with little more than a desire to help and the gear they could carry.

After driving through the Dominican Republic to get to Haiti, the duo make alliances with other aid workers in country, including Mathieu Louis, a naturalized American citizen of Haitian birth, who is searching for his missing family.

Abandoned and rejected by the major aid groups already on the ground, Michael and Mathieu take matters into their own hands, hiring a group of local Haitian men to help execute an unprecedented and innovative plan: using GPS technology to locate and tag orphanages that have "slipped through the cracks" of the larger relief effort and convince those in control of aid resources to support these orphanages.

This is an extraordinary true story of service, friendship, and hope.
 

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Published October 19, 2011 by Maven Press. 413 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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In his straightforward prose, Andrew insightfully compares the conundrum of modern disaster response to the physics of large wheels and small wheels: “A large wheel [aid organization], due to its size and inertia, cannot accelerate as quickly as a small one.” Without experience or training, Andre...

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