Friday, November 18, 2011

Construction Workers on Clinic

We learned a few years ago that there isn't much benefit to bringing people to do construction here. Why? Because we take jobs away from locals if we do. Whereas American doctors provide a level of care for patients that few Haitian doctors are able to provide at this point, at the same time, Haitian construction workers have a skill set and knowledge of building in Haiti that American construction workers are unable to match. I guess "partnership" is the key word here. As a friend of mine said to me a few years ago, in the Church, "we should be helping people to do what they do best and freeing them to do so."

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