Anile was unrecognizable at first. The young girl who used to have an unforgettably solemn look on her face was now neatly dressed in her school uniform and giggling.
When we first met Anile, Food For The Poor
staff were investigating living conditions along “la linea” or “the line” — the border that separates the Dominican Republic and Haiti, a place where forgotten families continue to endure extreme poverty every day.
Throughout central and northern Haiti,
randomly placed cement markers signify Haitian territory, while a fence outlines the Dominican side of the island of Hispaniola. On both sides, horrific living conditions plague suffering poor families.