The storm is over. But Carto, Enite and their children face a new struggle to survive.
Carto François and his family live in the remote area of Latanye, on the island of La Gonave, Haiti. There are about 400 families in Latanye, where Hurricane Matthew destroyed dozens of homes and completely flooded the community with rain water. There are still many standing pools of water, a prime breeding ground for mosquitos, putting the community at risk of malaria and water-borne diseases such as cholera.
Sitting among the ruins of his home, he says he previously worked as a carpenter to support himself, his wife Enite and their four children. They didn’t have much, but did have a small house – until the hurricane arrived.