What I learned by reading this book: NGOs operate a lot like family members when you need help.
Some relatives will show up to help and do actually help some, but also decide that your kitchen is not The best way to read this book: If you are not familiar with Haitian history, read Chapter 4 first, then jump to the Other Voices Section.
Some relatives actually show up and help, asking how they can help and listening, without overstepping or adding to your burden.
A must-read for those interested in Partners in Health and/or Haiti.
Some relatives will show up to help and do actually help some, but also decide that your kitchen is not organized right and think you will be so grateful if they reorganize it for you (meaning that you have to fix it after they leave and you will never find your wine bottle stopper ever again because your relative thought it was useless trash and threw it out).
Some relatives happily offer to help and tell you that you just need to ask, then when they ask they can't possibly.
After that, go back to beginning and read from Chapter 1 on.
If you are familiar with Haitian history, read the Other Voices Section first, then go to the beginning.
Haiti After the Earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster.
Reading this book was part of my preparation for a January trip to Haiti.