The Haiti Memory Project

Phillippe Pericles

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October 13, 2010: Phillipe Péricles was standing outside his house when it collapsed with his mother inside. For weeks he worked, sometimes alone, sometimes with others, to pull her body from underneath the rubble. Weeks later, he was finally able to give her a burial, and felt like his life could start again. Now he is an nominated leader in a tent community in Canape Vert and dedicates his energy to arranging aid for his camp.

13 octobre, 2010: Phillipe Péricles était debout devant sa maison lorsqu’elle s’est effondré. Sa mere est morte à l’intérieur. Pendant des semaines, il a travaillé de retirer son corps de sous les décombres. Des semaines plus tard, il l’a trouée et l’a donnée une sépulture. Finalement, il se sentait comme si sa vie pouvait reprendre. Maintenant, il est chef dans une communauté des réfugiés de Canapé Vert. Il consacre son énergie à organiser l’aide pour son camp.

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History
University of Kentucky Libraries