January 12, 2012
Two years after Haiti was devastated by a deadly earthquake, relief organization Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) remains actively involved in the rebuilding process, supporting more than 30 other aid organizations by providing them with critical flights to 15 airstrips in the country, Mission Network News reports. "We have been encouraged by the progress made in Haiti over the past year, but we know there is still a long road ahead," said John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. MAF currently operates three planes in Haiti, providing daily flights for relief workers, medical personnel, churches and work teams and flying medical supplies to clinics and hospitals. The organization has also distributed micro-grants to help families and small businesses get back on their feet. "The country is optimistic right now about what is going on," program manager David Carwell said. "We've also seen many churches and mission organizations that have been strengthened and are moving forward."