trip logs

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Biodiversity Lesson with CFFL Students

Yesterday, the whole crew went over to CFFL, Zanmi Lasante’s partner school, to meet with the four students who are working with us for our biodiversity study. From the kid who desperately wants to learn the native language, but is learning frustratingly slow, it went much better than I was expecting. Through a strange (but… more →

Zanmi Foto and Bois Jolie on May 30th

Aloce reviews camera usage with Mme Exana [photo: Brooke Irvine] CFFL and Sewanee interns for Zanmi Foto 2014: Brooke Irvine, Monclair Joseph, Caroline Minchew, Aloce Louis, Thony Fontaine and Chandler Sowden [photo: Pradip Malde] The Bois Joli trip on Thursday, May 30, overall went very well. Lionel Jeremie (ZF family) met us with a mule at… more →

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 →