It’s 10 a.m. on a Tuesday morning. Dozens of mothers parade with babies in their arms and smiles on their faces toward Heartline’s Maternity Center. They’re coming for their postpartum consultation appointments.
To keep those appointments, many of them have spent the morning bypassing mass protests – roadblocks, barricades, and burning tires. Vans and ambulances that could have offered transportation are absent, incapable of traversing the chaotic streets.
Today in Haiti, amidst a generational crisis, ordinary people are trying to survive. Among them are pregnant women and new mothers seeking care. Hospitals and health centers are largely inaccessible.
The Heartline Maternity Center keeps its doors open.