In the past two months, leaders have organized communities to repair the road to the hospital in Vallieres and clean the public markets in Grand Bassin and Terrier Rouge. Why do OPODNE leaders do public improvements without pay or public support? Because they know no one else will. Because they believe this is their community. Because they want to set an example that shows that people can do things for themselves. Because they know democracy starts by exercising responsibility. We are grateful for the work of these heroic leaders.