We are Jillian and Frank Thorp, a 23 and 25 year old married couple, living in Haiti after surviving the earthquake on January 12, 2010. We are continuing the commitment we made in the summer of 2009 to call Haiti home for the next few years. Our hope is to live out the love we feel for the Haitian people by working with them to rebuild their lives.
Frank is a freelance journalist, who has worked for major broadcast news networks. Jillian is the Emergency Program Support Manager for a non-profit organization in Haiti, and a former Acting Director of a different non-profit also in Haiti, who is returning to the Haitian family that, in the aftermath of the earthquake, saved her life.
Our goal is to, in conjunction with the Haitian people, make a difference. This blog will serve as a record of our ups and downs, so that family, friends, and strangers can enjoy this experience with us.