January 12, 2010 was an unforgettable day for the members of the Brave Warriors (Konbatan Vayant), a savings group based in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Members lost their homes, businesses and loved-ones to the Goudou Goudou, the earthquake that tore through their city. Despite the devastation, this group continues to meet every week in its host church, Paroisse Sainte Claire.
I first met the Brave Warriors in July of 2009, and was struck by how inspired their reasons were for joining back when it was forming in 2007. I recall one remark in particular: “I joined the group to reduce headaches!