Louis Dorvilier, an ELCA staff member who is also serving as the Lutheran World Federation's Haiti representative, said reconstruction in the country still moves at a slow pace after the earthquake in 2010.
It's been "a very, very difficult year," he added. Though camps for the displaced remain crowded and people still lack work, Dorvilier is hopeful that Haitians will be given opportunities to drive reconstruction efforts.
Haiti must build its wealth and develop a middle class, he said, adding, "I don't think the Salvation Army, or the Lutherans or the Methodists can do that by themselves."
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