We spent a few hours away from Saint Damien’s Hospital. Went out to a rural village, Fondwa, which is a 2-hour drive up in the mountains.
This is the village Sister Judy was living/working in when the earthquake hit. The village was destroyed. Amazing how roads are still piled with rocks and rubble; buildings still pancaked 6 months later. Orphanage there destroyed; had housed 58. Now in Fondwa 68 orphaned kids live in an old pig sty…no light, no windows, dirt floor. There with 3 nuns, all doing the best they can; surviving. Sister Judy was injured, but survived, although one of the kids and a sister died. They now spend most of their time outside, though the metal roof gives shelter during rains; tropical storm season beginning. It’s hard to picture it during a big storm.