In January 2010, a terrible earthquake destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In some areas, international aid took months to arrive; in others it didn't come at all--especially in neighborhoods considered by certain international bodies as dangerous for the staff of outside organizations.
Families who have struggled in deep poverty daily, even before the earthquake, live in such neighborhoods. They never give up helping one another, aiming to not leave a single person alone to face their misfortune.
These families refused to be stuck waiting for emergency responses, and with help from ATD Fourth World Volunteers, they undertook sustainable actions in an effort to contribute to helping rebuild their country. Their knowledge, action, and commitment question the general practices of international aid.