Katsia, age 15
Can you here the rumble underneath the ground?
Innocent faces walking around, not knowing what will come. Destruction. It was said and done.
Lost faces wandering around, crying their hearts out and falling to the ground. The earthquake hit them so fast that some of my people weren't found.
January 12, 2010 was just an ordinary day. People in their houses, where they stay. Kids in school or on the street selling goods trying to make a living. People were laughing and showing their love for their country by singing, "Ohhh Haiti, Belle Haiti."
As the time ticked and the earthquake tocked, there were some who received warnings of what was to come. Those who believed that God was talking to them spread the word. At the same time there were rebellious people who didn't have faith in God. He was giving us a chance to change, but some took his name in vain.
When the earthquake struck, blood was shed, people cried, children were lost, people were in pain, people prayed and kids died, but it was too late.
Now it's a new start. It's like replacing a damaged car with new parts. Reconstructing Haiti is in the process, and I know we're are making progress.
Act now and support my country. "L'union fait la force" to all my Haitians.
Katsia lives in Miami, but is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She was 13 years old at the time of the earthquake and was living in the U.S. Katsia has family in Port-au-Prince.
Adlin, age 12
It was in the year of 2010, on January the 12th, that a devastating earthquake hit Haiti.
Most of my brothers and my sisters were in need of help. As the earth shook, they feared, but at the same time they did not know what to fear. That I can never forget.
As their souls rose from their bodies, they wandered the world. But those who kept their faith went to their kingdom. In the end, it was all in God's plan. There is no limit to what God can do.
I was not there, but when I heard the story I felt like I was there.
Adlin lives in Miami and is originally from Port-au-Prince Haiti. He was 10 years old at time of the earthquake. He has family in Port-au-Prince and traveled to Haiti shortly after the earthquake.