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Zanmi Kafe’ coffee production meeting

On May 16, 2018 a group met at the Summit Education headquarters near Corporant, Haiti to discuss the process by which Zamni Kafe’ farmers can begin selling their next crop of coffee cherries to the Singing Rooster Coffee Company (SR) in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, https://singingrooster.org. The group discussed details concerning production, logistics, different varieties, demand and… more →

The Calm Before the Storm

Preparation is finally over. The last week and a half has been full of work putting in data collected over the last couple of months by Haitian Zamni cafe workers, fun exploring new places, and relationship building in Mourn Michel and Bois Joli with the farmers there. The last 4 days have been stuck in… more →

Rituals at Saut-Deau

On Sunday we visited Saut-Deau, a scenic waterfall overlooking the Artibonite Valley of the Central Plateau of Haiti. The waterfall, about 100 feet high and the highest in Haiti, is an important catholic and voodoo pilgrimage site. Several accounts of sightings of the Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel exist, or in the Voodoo context, of… more →

Being Brave

I’ve always been a little braver with a camera in my hand. It gives me a purpose and a place. If I’m in a situation that makes me nervous or anxious, as soon as I am looking through a lens, I know where I am. Coming to Haiti, I was very nervous. I did not… more →

Office of Global Citizenship- Haiti Institute profiled

The Office of Global Citizenship recently consolidated a number of related activities across the campus that assists student’s in developing the skills to address global problems. The Haiti Institute in Sewanee is recognized in this article. http://www.sewanee.edu/academics/about/global-citizenship/news/sewanee-around-the-globe-newsletter/2018-april/an-insight-into-outreach-in-haiti

Student Reflection- 2018

To look back at my experience in Haiti and say that it was amazing, would be an understatement. There isn’t just one word that comes to mind when I think back to my time in Haiti. It was an overwhelmingly satisfying moment in my life. I was constantly challenged and constantly learning new things, which… more →

Citadelle Laferrière- 2018 Visit

Most of what you hear about Haiti is centered on its poverty, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Most people don’t know about their significant role in the emancipation of slavery in this part of the world. Haiti was the first independent African-Caribbean nation, gained through its revolution in 1804, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Haitian-Revolution, from France. This… more →