Monday, January 24, 2011
This is Shella Dupera. She's 30 years old and has two children- a little boy of seven and a girl who is six years old. She was in Port-au-Prince for the earthquake last year but she and her family came through it all right. They lost their house but had each other. Three days after the quake, the small family of four finally found a ride to Les Cayes where Shella's mother lives. The bus they were on was involved in an accident. Shella was hurt and knocked unconscious; she woke up days later at the General Hospital in Les Cayes and saw that her left leg had been amputated. Soon afterwards Shella's husband left her.
She comes here every week for a ration of food for her small family. This morning she asked us to pay for her two children's school expenses. How could we not?