We found no shelter from the heat underneath the seven-foot boxwood. Though the trees dotted the rural landscape in Haiti, if you rated an SPF factor for them, I doubt it would fare any better than a thin coat of vegetable oil in blocking the sun. Worse, when the air moved, it felt like a convection oven fan blowing hot air over the warm air.
I was in Haiti as part of a production crew to capture the story of how MAP International's medicines made a difference in the lives of people who had none. Three days into a busy video production project, the day moved oh-so-slowly. That was the only pace the heat would allow.