Lindsay in Haiti

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

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Around Pignon...

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Gonaives Refugees

These are my friends' children from Gonaives who are currently living in Pignon. During the hurricane, they stayed on their neighbors' second story roof for over 48 hours with no food and only rain water to drink. For most of that time, their mom covered their faces with a blanket to protect them from seeing the unimaginable images that surrounded them (dead bodies floating by, houses being swept away, etc). Along with their parents and several other children, they were able to leave Gonaives by helicopter after the water level went down. All the kids are now in school in Pignon and doing very well.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Photo Shoot

Pictures are a big deal to most people in Haiti because they are taken so rarely and cameras are hard to come by. Most of my friends have maybe a total of ten pictures of themselves. No annual school pictures or holiday pictures. Since the kids get so excited about getting their pictures taken, I use this as an incentive for the students. Here are some of the 6th grade girls...

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Friday, November 07, 2008

The Milk Girls

More kids in my milk program who live in my neighborhood...
Ti Rose
They come every morning before school, usually around 5:30. They chug their milk, take their vitimins, and are on their way. They are the happiest little girls...
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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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