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January 16, 2010
Ramshackle (Lissa)

For my senior year of high school, I went to Haiti to do some service projects with the Key Club. I was absolutely appalled by the conditions there. These people are so poor, they were living in ramshackle houses. You can't even consider them houses; a lot of them were just a collection of scraps from trash heaps. My friends and I built houses for them and passed out food and generally tried to make things better. I wonder how long it will be until the world has peace. That trip made me look at things very differently.