Thank You January 2017 Health for Haiti Team!

It is never easy to say goodbye to our friends, and we all felt a little sad to leave Haiti behind.  The students did an amazing job delivering their final presentations and, once again, it is clear that we all gained much more than we gave on this trip. Now that we have had a…

A Beautiful Beach and Bus Beats

Our last full day in Haiti was beautiful and sunny and warm and started off with some of Jude’s wonderful oatmeal.  Today was a well-deserved day of fun and relaxation for the students and staff.  We went to the beach with about thirty children from Pastor Vincent’s Orphanage and Jude’s family’s orphanage. The students raised…

Kids, Kids and More Kids

Today was our last official “working” day in Haiti.  We spent the entire day at Foundation Sens Universal Damabhia Orphanage.  This is orphanage is supported by our dear friend and translator, JJ.  We were really excited to see the kids, they were so sweet.  About 85 children live at the orphanage and another 40 or…

Great Day, No Internet

We had a super day visiting (Saint) Mother Teresa’s Hospital in the morning. We held and comforted sick babies and provided education, toothbrushes and toothpaste to over 400 children. We spent the afternoon playing and socializing with the children at Pastor Vincent’s orphanage. We did some souvenir shopping and then had a fascinating evening lecture…

Cloudy Skies and Bright Smiles

Today was a fun and special day for our team.  After a hearty breakfast of Jude’s oatmeal we loaded up our suitcases and headed out to Centre Evangelique Orphanage in Port au Prince.  It was about a two hour drive through the busy crowded streets of Port au Prince. It was cloudy and a little…

From Paper Hats to a Solar Cooker: Day 2 in Grande Saline

The 2017 Health for Haiti team broke all records today and worked on 9 projects during the time we spent in Grande Saline.  The entire team of 35 people worked very hard and provided services and education to hundreds of people in the community. The medical and dental teams, led by Maureen, started seeing patients…

From Saint Marc to Port au Prince

We started our day in the Haiti sunshine with a breakfast of hot goat soup. We have heard that it is about 70 degrees colder at home, but we are all nice and warm.  After breakfast we went to church at the Cathedrale De Saint Marc. The congregation was founded in the late 1700s.  We felt…

Final Day in Grande Saline: Clinic Sets a New Record!

We had a great final day in Grande Saline.  We continued many of the projects that we started yesterday.  The medical clinic set a new record and saw 94 patients aged from 2 months to 88 years of age. Once again the students were prepared and efficient. We saw a wide variety of medical conditions. …

Food, Fun and a Funeral

  We had an awesome day working in Grande Saline. We were up early for a delicious Haitian breakfast of spaghetti and hotdogs by the pool. After that we loaded up our bus and headed out for a very bumpy ride to Grande Saline. The 2017 Health for Haiti students raised enough money to purchase…

Safe Arrival for Health for Haiti 2017

Hello from Marc, Haiti!  Well it only took 17 hours, two buses and a plane but we (and our 2,400 pounds of luggage) made it safely to our destination.   It was starting to get dark when we arrived and everyone was ready for some dinner and a shower. Although it was a long and…