Lovindi is an adorable, handsome little baby who enjoys attention. As him and his mother Jean made their way through the lines of the Kalapa medical clinic, you could always find at least one nurse standing by them, indulging in Lovindi’s sweet smiles.
Jean lives in Kalapa. The night of the hurricane, she recalls the rains being so heavy that she had a difficult time breathing. She feared that Lovindi was going to drown, not from the rising flood waters but from the rainfall alone. It was too powerful for a baby his size to handle. She decided to put him inside a plastic shopping bag and cut small holes in it to assure he could breathe. She felt he had a better chance of surviving inside the bag as it acted like a tent keeping the water off of his face. The roof was ripped off their home but the rest of it stood through the storm. Jean told me that since it is the rainy season in Haiti and she does not have the means to put a new roof on her house yet, she will occasionally put Lovindi inside that same bag when the rains are too heavy.