Flour

Flour delivery, Port-de-Paix, Haiti

In September of 2008, a trio of tropical storms battered Haiti in quick succession. They left behind flooding that crippled central and northern Haiti for weeks, washing out bridges the regions depended on for deliveries of goods. Food and gasoline prices soared. I went with a missionary to the city of Port-de-Paix one morning when we caught wind that the first trucks of flour were finally arriving there after agonizing weeks without any food deliveries. For a brief moment, these truckers suddenly seemed the most important men in the world.