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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Mache

“Mache Mache!” Shouted a young boy who passed me among the hubbub of the Thursday Mirebalais market.The buzzing energy of his exclamation matched the general frantic of the market, and I imagine he could sense the overwhelming sensations I was experiencing as a blan in the Haitian markets. The Mirebalais market is an incomprehensible yet… more →

Haiti Flag Day!

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  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 trèt Nou fèt pou n sèl mèt tèt nou An nou mache men nan lamen Pou Ayiti ka vin pi bèl An nou, an nou,… more →

Why Haitian Farmers Matter

The question I am asked most often about the trip to Haiti is ‘What did you do there?’, and although I know exactly what it is I did, I find myself stumbling to explain our trip beyond the Zanmi Kafe program itself. On paper, the Zanmi Kafe partnership is working to change a cultural tradition,… more →

Berries

Micharie running errands at dusk, while berries ripen on her mot

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 PM, March 14, 2016.

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]

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, being trained for the Zanmi Foto project. She is the newest addition to the team. And special too – it was her mother, Madame Exana,… more →