Rice, Computer Classes, Pancakes and Bowling

After months of growing, the rice in the community garden in Grande Saline is finally ready to harvest. Today the farmers started the process of cutting the plants and separating the grains of rice. There are still a few stages that the rice has to go through, but soon it should be available for student…

After Matthew

Hello, Health for Haiti Friends. Thanks to everyone who kept the people of Haiti in their hearts this week.  Hurricane Matthew had disastrous effects in Haiti, but our friends in Grande Saline were spared the catastrophic damage seen in other regions of the country. Although there is still a serious risk of flooding in Grande Saline, thankfully…

Health for Haiti Update and Worries About Hurricane Matthew

We were feeling relieved because the water had finally receded and school was back in session in Grande Saline. However, with Hurricane Matthew heading for Haiti we are once again very worried for all of our friends who live there.  The National Weather Service is warning of torrential rainfall and dangerous flash floods. While we hope for…

Challenges

It has been a difficult couple of weeks in Grande Saline.  School was supposed to start on September 5 but has been postponed indefinitely because of serious flooding in the community.  Our friends in Grande Saline are dealing with significant standing water, even in the classrooms and in the church.  As a result, it is not…

Water, Rice, and Sewing News from Grande Saline

Greetings from Health for Haiti!  During these hot days of summer in upstate New York, most of us have a pretty easy time finding a cold drink when we need one.  Cold water may not be easy to come by in Grande Saline, but the water filtration system is busier than ever.  People are spending…

A Graduation in Cite Soleil, Classes Begin at Amazing Grace Academy, and much more….

We have some exciting updates for you from Haiti. Mr. Benjamin Ousner, the computer teacher at Pastor Vincent’s Centre D’Etudes Professionnelles de la Fondation Bon Samaritain (CEPROF-FBS), is proud to report that some of his students graduated from the computer literacy training program on March 18th. The graduates are: Dorvilier Getro, Francois Merveille, Charlene Lucide, Leblanc…