Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Life Without a Net

Life Without a Net
For a pregnant fisherman's wife and her children, life in Haiti's worst slum is unimaginably cruel.
By Kevin Sites, Sun Apr 30, 11:56 PM ET
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Imagine for a moment desperation like this: you are a 22-year-old woman, pregnant with your fourth child. You are living between four walls framed with tree branches and enclosed by corrugated tin.

There is no running water and the only electricity illuminates a single bare bulb in the corner of your one room.

Your bed sheet is thick with flies. You and your children have not eaten today, and you're not sure when you will.

Welcome to the life of Marijo Joseph, her 3-year-old son Peterson, 4-year-old son Egare and 5-year-old daughter Estella.

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