Legacy

Celiana Charles, Madame Josephine Exana's daughter, being taught how to use a camera for Zanmi Foto by Thony Fontaine. Bois Jolie, April 5, 2016. [photo: Monclair Joseph] This is Celiana,…

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Getting it Right

It would be easy to assume that the younger generation is headed in the wrong direction. We…

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Lessons on Planning

Of all the lessons Haiti has taught me over the years, one of the most important is how to look ahead...

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Second Distribution of Carbon Payments

Reflections about my second time leading a group of students to Haiti…

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Berries

Jean Nelson examining his coffee berries, Bois Jolie, Haiti, March, 2016. Micharie running errands at dusk, while berries ripen on her mother's coffee bushes (Mita Simone), Bois Jolie, Haiti, 6:30…

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Haiti Flag Day!

  It is Haiti Flag Day today!Bonjou tout moun . HAITI Pou Ayiti peyi Zansèt yo Se pou n mache men nan lamen Nan mitan n pa fèt pou gen…

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Haiti Flag Day!

  It is Haiti Flag Day today!Bonjou tout moun . HAITI Pou Ayiti peyi Zansèt yo Se pou n mache men nan lamen Nan mitan n pa fèt pou gen…

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Nearing the Return

Following are some of the thoughts bouncing around my head as I prepare for my second summer in Haiti. Close to a year has passed since I left Mirebalais in July last summer, and a year has been spent in reflection and preparation for this summer. The days are slipping by and I feel, at… more →

The Story of a Landscape

(Photo Courtesy of Dr. Alyssa Summers) Along one of our last trips up to Bois Jolie, I paused with Jean Francique, an agronomist in his late twenties who worked with us throughout the summer, to take in a sweeping view of the L’Artibonite Valley. I commented to him that I thought his country was very… more →