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Volunteers experience in Haiti. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Cite Soleil, Haiti: Final Day on the project

Posted in Haiti on October 19, 2016

It is always with mixed emotions that the volunteers return to a community for the last time. Some of them might return, but most will not. There are the many new friends that we have made that will stay behind, because this is their home and we are so far away in so many ways. Read More…

November 10th: Safe arrival in Haiti

Posted in Haiti on November 19, 2012

We arrived safely after a long night at the Miami airport. We spent the first week in Deslandes and got to work on the second building stucco coat. It is very hot and we did get some late afternoon rain for a couple of days and then a huge downpour Thursday evening which made the Read More…

Cite Soleil, Haiti: Our final day

Posted in Haiti on April 20, 2011

It is always with mixed emotions that the volunteers return to a community for the last time. Some of them might return, but most will not. There are the many new friends that we have made that will stay behind, because this is their home and we are so far away in so many ways. Read More…

Cite Soleil, Haiti: Water Distribution Day

Posted in Haiti on April 14, 2011

It’s another warm and sunny day with the occasional lightning flash in the distance last night. The work has been slower than Team Leader Richard wanted but we are managing to assist our mason in every way we can. We removed the forms from the concrete/re-bar pour we did yesterday and it all looked good. Read More…

Cite Soleil, Haiti: Working on the project and touring the area

Posted in Haiti on April 14, 2011

Another great day in Cite Soleil. Some participants had to stay behind today; Dan and Richard took the day off to rest and nurse their intestinal problems and Diana is still unable to walk without assistance as she injured her lower back last week while carrying bricks. However, Tony, Raymond and I loaded ourselves and Read More…

Cite Soleil, Haiti: Project Update

Posted in Haiti on April 11, 2011

Well, here we are at the end of the first week of our project in Cite Soleil, Haiti. The weather has been hot and humid every day with the worst heat at around 1:30 – 2:00 o’clock. Fortunately things cool down a little after that with a bit of light cloud cover and a slight Read More…

Cite Soleil, Haiti: First day on the project

Posted in Haiti on April 6, 2011

Big election results yesterday meant that we were confined to the Palm Inn Hotel. The worry was that Sweet Mickey might not get elected and then things would be a little tense. Turns out he was elected and things were all good. We went to the project site today and got started about midday. We Read More…

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