Lindsay in Haiti

...a journal of my experiences while living in Haiti for the next two years.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

More Shoes

This woman balanced the big basket
on her head as she bent down and tried on a pair of sandals. It
was very impressive!

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Thursday, March 29, 2007


This rural primary school, located outside of Pignon is so sad. Several different grades all meet under the roof in the first picture. The second picture is of another 'classroom'. Can you imagine the hot Haitian sun beating down on the precious little kids while they squeeze onto a bench with twenty other students and try to learn something? Wow. And, the last picture was a classroom until the post broke and the tin roof fell down... I think back to all those mornings as a kid when I would complain about not wanting to go to school. I had no idea how good I had it and how blessed I was.
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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Shoe Give-a-way

This boy had just finished working in his dad's garden. He was picking grapefruit.
These sandals have seen their better days. Notice how this lady mended the tears back together with string. This woman was on her way to the market. I stopped her when I noticed she was barefoot and gave her some shoes.

Monday, March 12, 2007

More Shoe Pictures

Here are some kids posing in their new shoes. The kids were all thrilled even though they sure don't look like it in these pictures. I think they were a little overwhelmed and several of them were scared because I am white. Lots of Haitian kids do not know how to smile for the camera.

Thursday, March 08, 2007


So, three of my friends biz, Stacy, and Amy had an idea to do a little 'shoe drive' for the children and families in Haiti.
They got their churches, friends, and familes involved in collecting shoes and also the funds to ship them here to me. The girls were thinking it would be great if they could collect a hundred pairs of shoes or so. They had no idea that they would get the response that they did. They recieved over over 700 pairs! How cool is that?!
A few weeks ago, I revieved the first giant box of shoes. I took most of them out to some remote areas. It was such a great experience meeting new people and hearing their stories. I was able to give shoes to people who didn't currently have any. And, for some people, not having a pair of shoes was keeping them from going to church.

It's cool how this little project got a big response and is making a huge difference.

Thanks biz, Stace, and Aim. I appreciate all you did to make this work. You guys are awesome.