L’Union Fait la Force
A couple weeks ago I stumbled upon a movement going on in Haiti that made me extremely proud. The idea behind Kita Nago is to walk 700 kilometers carrying a tree trunk that measures about 10 feet long and weighs as much as 10 sacks of cement (you have to look at the pictures to understand) throughout the country. Every city/town they reach, a different group of people take the torch, so to speak, to move it to the next destination. This effort illustrates how together people can accomplish anything. It also shows that if we all work together, the work is less daunting. Kita Nago started out in Les Irois – a town in the Southern department and the final destination is Ouanaminthe (Northeast), where it will then be placed in national park and hopefully serve as a reminder of what Haitians can accomplish for years to come. The best part of this is the journey is being well documented via Facebook and everyone, whether you’re in or out of Haiti can follow along. Here are a few of my favorite pictures…
These are all courtesy of Kita Nago’s Facebook page.
N.B. The title of this post translates to: Unity is strength and it’s the motto on the Haitian flag.