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Tim Kunin, CEO of GreaterGood, Lynn Peterson, Director of Media Outreach at GreaterGood.org, Michelle Schechtman, Handmade/Fair Trade Buyer from GreaterGood, and Leah Davis Ewart, a GreaterGood intern, traveled to Haiti this spring to visit nonprofit partners and artisan/fair trade companies. It was a chance to see first hand what clicks, shopping, and donations can do in a country still struggling to recover from the 2010 earthquake.
Maya's mother Janaki married at the age of 15. She had three older children as well as a mentally ill husband. Although the staff of the Nyaya Health's Bayalpata Hospital urged the mother to stay so they could closely monitor Maya while they nourished her back to health, there was nobody else to take care of her family.
"As Janaki walked out of the hospital with Maya, I worried that we would never see them again," said Rajeev, who is the U.S. Watsi coordinator for Nyaya Health. "But, three days later, to our surprise, after walking six hours in 100-degree weather, Janaki returned to the hospital with Maya"