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Haitians helping Haitians: A winding, yet eye-opening path to bring help

Jacky Joseph, 24, a nursing student at L’Université Episcopale d’Haïti (UNEPH) in Leogane, had returned to his hometown of Seguin, in the department of Sud-est, earlier this year to prepare for the national exams. While Joseph was preparing to teach the local school children about health, the earthquake hit Haiti’s southwestern region. Joseph hit upon the idea to help survivors of the quake instead and called on a few nursing school colleagues to help. Charlotte Delva of Leogane, Catianna Noezil of Les Cayes and Bergela Bertrand of Jacmel answered the call. Together, the quartet tried to determine how and where best to help.