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Port-au-Prince restaurant owner Gilbert Bailly has found a novel way of keeping his business going in the quake-devastated city.

The 42-year-old has decided to continue to prepare meals for the hungry populace, but to give them away for free.

He said in the current crisis few people can afford to eat out, and he did not have fuel or power to keep his three Muncheez pizzeria restaurants open. Instead, he has opted to keep one restaurant open by serving free meals using donated food and fuel.

Gilbert said his nephew, currently studying in the Dominican Republic, organised a truck load of food contributed by fellow University students, and he has received further donations from friends, business associates and, most recently, aid organisation World Vision.

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