The worst and most horrible day of my life
Haiti hurricane survivor: Rosemika
“My name is Rosemika and I am 10 years old. I am a sponsored child with Plan International and I live in Croix-des-Bouquets in Haiti, with my parents and seven brothers and sisters.
Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti and caused so much damage.
My house was destroyed and my family couldn’t save anything. I lost my all my school things. It happened so quickly and suddenly.
That morning, at around 6am I heard my neighbour screaming ‘’Water! Water everywhere!’’ Unfortunately, my parents didn’t know that the water was coming and had surrounded us.
Some of my friends also lost their houses. Hurricane Matthew destroyed them.
Since the hurricane we have been living with relatives and have been helping our parents find tree branches to make charcoal.
Our garden was also destroyed. Before the hurricane my father broke rocks and worked the land with my mother.
I am so happy that Plan International has not let us down and has come to see me and my family to check we are okay.”
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