Author: Dr. Musa

Biology Professor, SUNY Broome Community College

Looking for Light

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that,” -Martin Luther King, Jr. Greetings from Health for Haiti. There are many places across our planet where every day good people must face insecurity, instability and danger.  For us at Health for Haiti, it is so painful to see continued unrest and hardship for our…

Foundations

A good foundation is essential for supporting a physical structure, like a building, or a program, like a community education initiative.  Today Health for Haiti is excited to highlight the literal and figurative foundations that support the popular sewing skills program in Grande Saline. For the past few years, formal sewing classes have been offered…

Food, Fuel, Fireworks and Freedom

For over five years SUNY Broome Health for Haiti has been fortunate to have built partnerships between Americans and Haitians that have changed all of our lives for the better.  We have learned a lot from each other as we work side by side, join together to celebrate our successes, and do our best to…

Four Years of Clean Water Transforms Community

Last week our friends in Grande Saline came together to celebrate four years of clean, safe drinking water.  Just outside of the newly finished walls that now surround and protect the water system, people from the community gathered in the shade for a party with cake, streamers, balloons and music. “I thank everyone in the…

Education for Everyone!

Greetings from Health for Haiti!  At the request of the community in Grande Saline we recently expanded two of our most successful education programs.  Computer classes with Mr. Eric remain one of the most popular offerings at the school in Grande Saline. With donated/refurbished laptops and content created by SUNY Broome students who are part…

Challenges and Progress

Once again our dear friends in Haiti are dealing with turmoil, chaos, and in some places, violence in the streets.  Frustration over poverty and poor living conditions are driving many people to protest against what they see as unfair economic and social policies.  As always, the situation in Haiti is complex. What is clear is…

Food and Water for Grande Saline

The 2019 Health for Haiti class is home safe and readjusting to the cold weather, but our projects continue in sunny Grande Saline, Haiti. Nearly 15,000 gallons of safe drinking water were distributed this week and we expect work on the perimeter wall to be finished very soon. Our next initiative will be to help…