Author Archive for Crystal Ngo

Endearments to the Zanmi Team

As I look up at the star filled sky, it continues to get harder for me to say goodbye to this place Friendships, the bond they have all given me with such grace. I have felt like my best self here Thank you, team, for being supportive so I could surmount my fears. You all… more →

Savory and Sweet

Food has always been the commodity in my life that has helped me acquire knowledge about another person’s culture. I have always witnessed the sense of pride from others and within myself to talk about our cultural food platters. There is that strong sense of connection when you realize that the person can describe their… more →

From Co-Workers to Friends

I would like to shine the spotlight on the agronomist team that lead our group in our cooperation with the farmers weekly. They aid us in communication and training with the farmers and have been pivotal contributors to the program. They continuously hike up to Bois Jolie and Mourne Michel year-round to continue evaluating the… more →

Economic Exhilaration

To put everything that I will be discussing in this blog into context, I first have to talk about my own project in contribution to the Zanmi Kafe program. This summer, myself along with three others are conducting economic surveys to the Bois Jolie farmers. The purpose of the survey is to discover what purchases… more →

Reminiscence

As soon as we got to Haiti, we dove straight into work preparing for our hike up to Bois Jolie to meet the farmers. The plan was to distribute the carbon payments, take their photos for Zanmi Foto, and preview the economic survey. All semester I was so busy developing the economic survey, attending meetings,… more →