Andréluc Ocville, a Cayes-Jacmel resident who has been repairing potholes on his own. Photo by Jean-Luc Saint-Fleur for The Haitian Times

By Jean-Paul Saint-Fleur

CAYES-JACMEL, Haiti — While out-and-about in his hometown one day in this seaside town, Andréluc Ocville was a bystander on the road, when he saw two motorcycles slam into each other while trying to avoid potholes. One rider died instantly, the other one on the way to the hospital. 

Ocville was in shock for days. As he replayed the horrific crash, the vegetable farmer decided he would fix the road himself to make it safer for drivers and pedestrians.

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