Author Archive for Virginia Klemens

Coming to a Close

As our last week in Haiti approaches, everyone is beginning to wrap up their projects and research. Earlier this week, the PSF team took our last hike, conducted our last interview, and said our goodbyes to our Haitian coworkers. It’s a strange feeling knowing that we will not be going out to collect data and… more →

Reflecting on Petite Montagne

Last Monday Kate, Evans, Islande, Monclair, Sammi, Levi and I hiked to Petite Montagne to visit 50 families involved in the Family Security Program. We had originally planned on spending four days and three nights there, but ended up returning a day early because we finished our work faster than expected. It was an extremely… more →

Forming Friendships

  It’s been about four weeks since we’ve arrived and started working on our internships and so far everything has been running very smoothly. Our work has involved a good deal of walking in the hot and humid weather, and my legs are sore, but meeting with the families has made each hike well worth… more →

From Port Au Prince to Mirebalais

  Something in particular that stuck out to me on my first car ride from Port Au Prince to Mirebalais was the change of scenery in a relatively short amount of time. After leaving the airport, I immediately noticed how congested the streets were with people, cars, motorcycles, litter, and livestock. Unfinished structures and walls… more →