trip logs

Used for all rolling notes and logs pertaining to a trip

First Biodiversity Survey in Bois Jolie

At last, after countless hours of preparation and an innumerable amount of group meetings, we finally saw the fruits of our labor today. The Zanmi Kafe team, comprised of four Sewanee students and four Haitian CFFL students, began our day by visiting Madame Exana’s home in Bois Jolie to attempt our first full biodiversity survey.… more →

Mirebalais Market

  Mirebalais, one of Haiti’s oldest towns, has been a nodal point for commerce and agriculture for almost 300 years. Now, it accommodates a modern teaching hospital, Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais while sustaining a large hinterland of farmers through a densely packed and active market. We visited its stalls to get a sense of market values for… more →

Zanmi Foto in bubbles

After years of planning, we begin to bring Zanmi Foto into practice. Our CFFL student partners (the bright green bubble) will be at the center of a community development project that uses photography and discussions around photographs as a way of building resilience and building a development narrative (‘soft data’). The photographs and discussions will… more →

Day 1

Mirabeau Sainville, Agronomy student at CFFL, discussion the Zanmi Foto project [photo: Pradip Malde] We have completed our first day here at Centre Formacion Fritz Lafontant (CFFL) where we met our four students and introduced them to the Zanmi Foto project. Three of the students are studying agriculture and the fourth is studying woodworking. All… more →

Arrival in Cange

The Zanmi Foto group, after a long day of travel, has made it to Cange. We spent last night talking with old friends and meeting new ones. Today will be day one— we planned our first training day with the CFFL students over breakfast and are ready to meet them this afternoon! Today will be… more →