Mark Illian and Monika Cikhart

May 12th 2010

Starting Our portion of FUNdrive with a bang!

Nature Healing Nature, Mark Illian and Monika Cikhart, co-founders Nature Healing Nature Mark and Monika spent two months in Haiti just days after the quake. About the experience of the Haitian Earthquake: Imagine every building and house in our city of Houston proper being either outright destroyed or perceived to be a deathtrap within three minutes. Trash and rubble everywhere, no pay check, no tents, food, drinking water, or a private place to defecate; loved ones or neighbors missing, injured, or dead; all with a fear of the rainy season about to start and loved ones to protect. This is an opportunity to hear what it was like for the Country of Haiti and the foreign relief workers. We will talk about the people’s lives around: Food Drinking water Sanitation Shelter Safety Medical assistance Social justice The simultaneous environmental impact of pollution and deforestation Foreign intervention and transcending the multitude of languages and cultures And what may become of Haiti now that they are infused with the lives of relief workers like Nicole, Hunter and Rodrigo who offer fantastic alternatives to what Haiti can do differently. x xx

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