13 January, 2011 - Published 17:59 GMT
One year on from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which devastated Haiti, BBC Caribbean has been asking Haitians to tell their stories.
BBC Caribbean's Marie-Claire Williams visited Haiti for the Tent Tales series.
70-year-old Sabetile Alson lost her children in the earthquake.
She talks about her "new family" who care for her in the tent city.
She provides for her family and tries to fit them all into a small tent.
He works with visiting journalists and runs a small wholesale business selling drinks to retailers.
Jean Baptiste Williams is a carpenter who has found it difficult to find work since the earthquake.
He says that food is sometimes hard to come by.
27 year old teacher Roseline Seme lives with her husband and five year old daughter in her tent.
Even though it leaks, she feels safer in her tent community than in her previous accomodation.
The radio version of Tent Tales can be heard all this week on BBC Caribbean Report.