In my time working in Haiti as a part of Konbit Shelter, one of the nicest, hardest working and responsible people I met was Duckens Sanon. He was the soft-spoken bilingual mastermind behind a lot of Konbit Shelter's success. We would often talk of trying to set up a larger version of Konbit Shelter in Haiti, run by and for Haitians, and Duckens was our pick to head this theoretical project. So it has been very upsetting that I just learned that he was killed in a motorcycle accident with a bus this past weekend. My heart goes out to his family, especially his brothers (one who is still in intensive care from the accident) and father, who also were a huge part of Konbit Shelter. Rest in peace Duckens, your smile will be missed.
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Posted by Tod Seelie at 4:25 PM