Shortly after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, reports started coming in from the field. The following is a message from LIFE S.A. General Manager, Ariane Manual -
"As many of you may know, this year has been fairly challenging for us in Haiti. Aside from managing the COVID-19 pandemic, and the day to day challenges we face, we can’t seem to catch a break. Fuel shortage has been a major crisis as it effects transportation, generator operated businesses, and overall chaos surrounding the issue. In addition, the political instability has taken a new toll since our president Jovenel Moise was assassinated in early July. To top it all off, Haiti is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters. This morning we experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in the south of Haiti. The aftermath is devastating as there is a lack of aid and supplies. I pray that we are able to come back from this and receive as much assistance as possible. Personally, this was my first time experiencing an earthquake and I honestly can say it was one of the most frightening things I’ve ever experienced.
Amidst it all, our team has continued to be dedicated to work no matter what the circumstance. We have a great line of communication and always ensure that our safety comes first. As far as production goes, it’s been a struggle getting fabric into the building whether it has to do with issues at customs or at the port, or shipping delays. I’ve been trying my best to keep everyone busy during these difficult times. I am extremely proud to be apart of this team and hope that we will continue to do great things together no matter what obstacles come our way."