For 7 or 8 years she and her son Christopher (now 8 years old) lived in the courtyard of an apartment building not far from PID. There was a rickety tarp structure on the property, but it left them very vulnerable to Haiti's harsh weather and also to their unfriendly neighbors. At one point Nicole's son was beaten up by tenants of the apartment building. Nicole then found a temporary housing situation through a local church and has been able to stay there for the past months. But that was only temporary. Now Nicole and her son live in a PID home. Last week when JnOnes, Mr. Genois, Wilner and I all handed over the keys to Nicole we also stood in the foyer with her and we prayed for her and her son.
Before: The courtyard where Nicole and her son lived for 7 years. The tarp structure is very similar to where Nicole lived and in the rainy season the family had to move inside the building to sleep in hallways or on the porch.
After: Nicole's PID home just after we gave her the keys and prayed for her well-being.