The Well Project took center stage on the blog over the last couple weeks.  But, friends, there have been many other exciting things happening at the same time.  In our context, investing in people takes on so many different forms.  Let me catch you up on the ways our community has been moving forward,…

  This past Saturday, we held another community meeting to follow up on the Matthew recovery work that has been done.  We wanted to share what has been accomplished so far, as well as to hear what the community is thinking and how they would like to move forward.  It has been exciting to feel…

At the first glance, this may not look like much….just another landscape. But this picture has a lot to say. It tells a story of loss, resilience, rallying in the face of discouragement, a community coming together, and the power of support, love, and unity. As you look to the left of the picture, you can…

The men in the community continue to persevere repairing and re-digging out the canals destroyed by Hurricane Matthew and the ensuing weather.  These huge canals are the life-lines of their gardens, which are in turn their livelihoods.

The huge water hole, full for the first time EVER with the water resulting from Hurricane Matthew.  (Just as a reference, if I jumped in, it would be over my head.) One example of how Food-4-Work pays off in the short term and the long.  

  It is no exaggeration to say that Food/Cash-4-Work projects have been one of the most effective strategies that we have used to serve and, at the same time, develop our community. This summer, the importance of this approach only became more and more evident. The economical and environmental conditions of our area at large…

  “Foto Friday” is a new idea that we would like to propose on the blog.  (“Foto” just happens to be the way you spell “photo” in Haitian Creole.) Every Friday we will try to post at least one picture that speaks for itself with few words….or perhaps several pictures, as we do today. Background: As of…

To truly see how the work Lemuel is doing on the Plateau is relevant and is impacting people, it is important to understand the context in which we work–to get a glimpse of what the reality is like for the people around us in this community. To this end, I invite you to eavesdrop on a little conversation. Snapshots from a…

…we’ll be ready. On the Plateau, we have begun to looking towards the future as though it will not rain anymore.  The rain patterns have changed so drastically, that we simply can no longer depend on any “rainy” season. As we continue to seek viable long-term solutions, one way in which we can immediately address the water…

  Have you ever tried to take a picture of the Grand Canyon?  Pretty disappointing.  Words cannot express and pictures can rarely capture such a grand scene.  You must experience it for yourself to truly understand. That is often how we feel when trying to communicate realities on the Plateau.     The thorns, for example…we’re…

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