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Rubble and debris still line the streets of Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, nearly two years after the severe earthquake that devastated the country. People in Haiti live largely in poverty, according to Connie Spartz and Becky Armstrong, both of Willmar, who took a mission trip to Haiti last month. (Photo submitted by Connie Spartz)

Willmar, Minn., women take mission trip to help repair country rocked by earthquake


When Becky Armstrong signed up for a mission trip to Haiti, she thought she had an idea of what to expect. Devastated by a severe earthquake nearly two years ago, the country of Haiti is known to be one of the poorest in the world.

During her seven days in Haiti last month, Armstrong witnessed "almost unbearable" amounts of hardship, poverty and famine. And until you've been there and seen it for yourself, she said, you don't really understand it at all.

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Ashley White

Ashley White is the community content coordinator for the West Central Tribune. Follow her on Twitter @Ashley_WCT.

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