courtesy of Plenty Belize
crops are destroyed, much of their livestock has been killed, their water
supplies are contaminated. Their livelihoods and lives are in complete disarray.
hurricane has totally changed the physical and cultural landscape of our
communities. We have to find some way to help our communities reconstruct
their lives. We appeal to all our friends at home and abroad to help us
get through this catastrophe that has befallen the people of Toledo."
President of the Q'eqchi' Council of Belize and spokesperson for the
Maya Leaders of Southern Belize
October 10, 2001