'You feel as though you're not really living when you don't have a home'
When Hurricane Matthew struck, Jocelyne lost her home, animals and safety. She was forced to live ‘in mud’, with only a tarpaulin between her and the elements. When the tarpaulin shook in the wind, it sounded like another hurricane.
Even now, her new home – made of sheet metal, wood and tarpaulin – is not secure. Once, she says, a man told her that if he wanted to hurt her, he could just rip through the tarpaulin wall. It’s hard not to feel threatened.
Jocelyne has shown incredible resilience, but her makeshift home would offer no protection in the event of another hurricane. Will you #StandTogether with your global neighbour Jocelyne and give a donation to help build a disaster-proof home in Haiti?
With hurricane season set to arrive in June, Jocelyne and thousands of other displaced people are in grave danger. So, this Christian Aid Week, will you build hope in Haiti?
We know how to make it happen – of the 700 houses we built after the 2010 earthquake, just one needed to be repaired after Hurricane Matthew. But we’re relying on the kindness of people like you to be able to do more, and reach more of our global neighbours in their hour of need.