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Day by Day: Tuesday, Jan 29

Photo: Wenson works today on a drive shaft from one of the water trucks. (He arrived with the tires for the other water truck at around 3 AM this morning!)

Vehicles. You will probably see them pop up more than once in this series. Repairs, maintenance, and fuel are a constant and complicated stress. The dirt/rock roads beat our trucks up like nothing else. Parts are difficult to get, even in the cities, which are hours away. When the repair surpasses the skill of our guys, we sometimes have to send the vehicles to Gonaives–or if its really bad, to Port-au-Prince. But even there, finding an available, reliable, honest mechanic who truly knows what he is doing can be a challenge. And then if a fuel crisis hits…well, you may have trouble getting back!

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