Church of St. Pierre in Baradères, Haiti

St. Pierre parish, Baradères, Haiti — sister parish of St. John the Baptist Catholic Community, Silver Spring, Md. 

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Getting there

It took 8 hours to drive the 100 miles to Baraderes—an average speed of 12 miles per hour.

At right is the main reason the trip took so long: the 20-mile "road" from the coastal town of Les Cayes to Baradères. That section takes about 2-1/2 hours.

The road seemed worse than in 2003, which I would not have believed possible.

Of all Baradères' obstacles to health, education, and economic progress, the abysmal condition of this road is one of the most persistent.

In all our travels on the road, we saw perhaps three other vehicles.



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