Haiti is still there. And slowly, a rebuilt nation is rising from the rubble. During the next ten weeks, members of the Huffington Post Citizen Reporting unit will chronicle these efforts on this blog.
In a city of ruins, five fully functional hospitals have been allowed to close, facing financial under-support and over-scrutiny. In many cases, the bureaucracy of international aid is protecting people to death.
Take a walk for ten years in Rea Dol's shoes and you might learn something about the imperialist attitude of NGOs in Haiti. "They would not help me before the quake. Why would I bother to ask them now?"
Samuel Abelard, a former storekeeper at the UN building in Haiti, began working at a mobile medical clinic after the disaster. This quiet hero is one of many locals using their skills to rebuild Haiti.
Fear continues to linger in Fayette, the village closest to the epicenter of the earthquake in Haiti. A visit from scientists who are doing more than passing through with their instruments would be appreciated.
Some aid projects have focused on restoring the country's forests, but few have tried to fix the generations of harm that has been done to Haiti's coral, its mangroves, its beaches and, most of all, its fish.