Josette Colin returned to her earthquake-damaged home in the Simmond-Pele neighborhood of Port-au-Prince after USAID/OFDA-funded Pan American Development Foundation teams made it habitable again. USAID's Kendra Helmer captures the joy attached to the homecoming.
January 12 is the one-year anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake. Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff to Secretary Clinton, and USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah opened the State Department's daily press briefing yesterday with commments about the anniversary; on Monday, Haiti Special Coordinator Thomas Adams and InterAction President & CEO Sam Worthington will hold a discussion on "Haiti in 2011: The Way Forward." The event will be streamed live on state.gov, as well as here on DipNote, at 10:30 a.m. (EST) on the 11th. If you're reading this before that time, you can participate by submitting your question here -- some questions will be selected for response during the broadcast.
You can view additional photos of homes in Haiti being repaired through USAID/OFDA-funded community-based approaches here.