For more than two years, Mona Delva lived under tarps in Mais Gaté camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After a massive earthquake struck the country on January 12, 2010, she and her family lost not one, but two homes.
“We used to be comfortable; we all had our own rooms, and we did well. Then, we lost everything,” she said.
In December 2011, Delva, 42, and her two children, ages 22 and 17, moved into a new apartment with help from the Red Cross, and she also received a cash grant to help her re-establish her small trade business.