A Good Deal All Around

We took the first baby step this past week in our vision to plant trees and banana plants on the sun-parched island of La Gonave.

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Focus

I love little kids who wear glasses. I don't know why, necessarily, but kids in glasses just have this endearing look. I met this young school boy up in the mountain village of Fontina a few days ago.

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Cholera Hospital / Clinic

I stopped by this little boy's cot at the cholera field hospital last week. His little body was fighting to survive this quick and terrible illness.

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You Gave Me Something to Drink

I have enjoyed moving about the island of La Gonave for the past few days, visiting several of her beautiful villages that I've not been to in the past.

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Pumps, Piping, Cisterns

Spent the morning with a development worker (a water systems engineer) seeing how they are bringing water to the community they're working in.

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First Water

Still on Haiti's mainland. I attended a three hour long (yikes!) village development meeting this afternoon, listening to the people that live there (71 households) work out the details of maintaining the well that would go into operation in their village (i.e., hours it would be open, what wage to pay the well guard, how much to charge for water, etc.).

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Why Pirates Say “Arrgh”

Spent the entire day on Haiti's mainland today, meeting with people a lot smarter than me when it comes to doing development work here.

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Heading Down

Heading down to Haiti this Sunday. I'll be meeting with the folks who will be drilling village wells on the island of La Gonave.

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Clean, Close Water

We recently placed bio-sand water filters in twenty Haitian family's homes. These simple, inexpensive systems provide great tasting, safe, clean water and will continue to do so for 10 years with very little maintenance.

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One Year Ago Today

One year ago this minute, Haiti was home to one of the worst disasters in recent memory.... later that day an earthquake hit.

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