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April 9, 2011

Petra Gets Wired

petra nemcova tsunami survivor

Photo Credit: Sarah Stacke

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The kids in Cite Soleil asked, "Are you Shakira?" Actually, a lot of people asked me that, which I thought was funny. I'm the worst singer on the planet, but people kept asking me to sing anyway. Children in this slum are incredibly poor - the young ones often run around naked. Malnutrition is widespread in Haiti; every hour, a child under the age of 5 dies. We gave a T-shirt to a little boy who had no clothes, and then all the kids wanted T-shirts. They were crazy for T-shirts. Just a small thing like that completely made their day.

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