Kim Bielenberg: Warmth of the people at odds with impoverished squalor of Haiti slums
Published 26/11/2012 | 12:54
IT WAS a gentle and warm welcome to Port-au-Prince that seemed to run counter to the Haitian capital's dangerous and poverty-stricken reputation.
As we walked into the terminal building at the airport, a steel band played a calypso tune, with each member neatly decked out in a yellow Western Union T-shirt.
I was travelling with 67 Irish volunteers to Haiti, where they are building 100 houses for Haven in collaboration with Jimmy Carter's charity Habitat for Humanity.