Kelsey Fisk, 19, poses for a photo in Gonaives, Haiti, with Jerry Israel, a 17-year-old Haitian orphan who has been trained to install water purification systems. Fisk, who went to Haiti on a mission trip, is holding a yard sale this weekend to raise money for the purchase of one of the systems, which cost about $3,500 each. (Photo provided)
GREENFIELD — On one side of the road in Gonaives, Haiti, you might find a ritzy hotel; on the other, what they call a “tent city.”
Lavish wealth and devastating poverty exist, side by side, in this Caribbean country as witnessed by a group of Hancock County residents that recently visited during a church mission trip.
Among them was Kelsey Fisk, 19, a Greenfield-Central High School graduate who said the experience struck her so profoundly that she came back wanting to do more to help those in need.