Hot Stuff: Health for Haiti Summer 2017

Health for Haiti had another fun and productive (and very hot) trip to Haiti last week.  We began our trip by visiting Grande Saline.  We spent three days with the community there.  We had a team (led by Greg) who performed some maintenance and operator training at the water system.  The system was busy and…

Water, Rice, and More Good News from Grande Saline

Greetings from Health for Haiti! It is late July and there is all good news to report for Grande Saline.  Thanks again to our hard-working international team, the compressor was repaired and the community is receiving over 3000 gallons of clean, safe drinking water every day. The water is central to our Health for Haiti…

Classes Resume in Grande Saline

Hello from Health for Haiti! I am happy to report that the flood waters have dried up and classes have resumed in Grande Saline. The children are back in school and the teachers are back to work. Computer classes are also back in session and are scheduled to continue throughout the summer. Sewing classes have…

Difficult Days in Grande Saline

The heavy rains in Haiti have led to widespread flooding in Grande Saline. As you can see below, the road now looks more like the river. Pastor Berlando reports that many people have lost their homes and their possessions. Although the flood water has filled the church and is right up to the doors of the…

Medical Clinics and Sewing Classes Benefit Community

Last weekend Health for Haiti worked with Dr. Gary and Pastor Berlando to offer another monthly medical clinic in Grande Saline. The clinic was held in the church between 11am and 5 pm.  Dr. Gary and his staff saw 61 patients and they were able to dispense necessary medications and even administer a pregnancy test. Dr.…

Little Bags for a Good Cause

Hello from Health for Haiti!  The students at the sewing school in Grande Saline have been working hard and practicing their new skill with the hope of raising money to help support their sewing program. In particular, the students hope to raise enough money to pay the salary of the two sewing teachers. Although the students are…

Technology Enhances Education in Grande Saline

The computer literacy program in Grande Saline, which started with one laptop powered by a gas generator in July 2014, has continued to expand and grow. Now, technology and computer classes are part of the graded curriculum at the primary school in Grande Saline.  Students in all different grade levels enjoy computer classes taught by teacher,…

Grande Saline Children Form School Pride Leadership Committee

Health for Haiti would like to acknowledge and congratulate students from the Ecole Baptiste Conservatrice de Rossignol in Grande Saline for their initiative and school service efforts.  Under the guidance of school Principal, Pastor Berlando, the school children recently elected a School Pride Leadership Committee that will oversee new school projects and recreation activities.  The committee…

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…