Category: Haiti

Back to School

While the rain had put a damper on some of our activities, it has also opened up some opportunities that we have not had in the past. Monday we started out visiting Dexia school. When we have visited in the past, there were five small classrooms with 20 to 40 students per room, and we […]

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Paske nou pa konnen ki jou Mèt nou va vini

Tonja and I have been coming to Haiti for a while now, so much so that it almost feels like a second home when we are here. But that means that it also feels normal to us, and we sometimes miss the feeling of those first experiences. It is amazing to see the wonder in […]

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Rainy Days – Haiti Day 1

Our trip to La Croix was mostly uneventful. Starting out in the capital city, we saw crowds of people, the mayhem of the market, the houses right on top of each other, but minimal traffic. Slowly the throngs of people give way to the slower life of rural Haiti as we continue to head West. […]

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Time

Every year we run into this issue. Seems like half the island moves their clocks forward, and half doesn’t. Another reminder of one of our differences. In America, we look at time as a precious commodity, our schedules are so packed with activities that we often can’t get it all done. In Haiti, time is […]

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Day in the Life

Yesterday morning we did our “day in the life” activity. For my group, we visited the home of one of the leadership council members, Chery Yolande. While there, we did chores around the house, including doing the laundry by hand. We also got to eat some of the sweet potatoes that we had picked the […]

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Sweet Potatoes

Yesterday we travelled to La Croix. A 5.5 hour bus ride that took up most of our day. Then we got settled into our rooms at the Villa Mimosa Hotel. After, we met with the leadership council. Each of them welcomed us, told us not to be afraid, that we were home. And having been […]

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