Haitian Children's Aid Society - November 2013 | Hungry For Life

November 2013: ,

A team of 17 men representing Haitian Children's Aid Society (Edmonton) alongside HFL Team Leader Steve Johnson traveled to Haiti to work alongside our partners in Mirebalais. The team engaged alongside our field partners, an organization called FONSOPED, to begin construction of a depot as a part of their vision to see a new orphanage constructed. The orphanage will give over 40 children the opportunity to grow up in a family setting as they await the process of adoption to North America. The team was also involved with many of FONSOPED's other ministries including: church fellowship, VBS, sports activities, outreach and primary school sponsorship.

Additional items accomplished: 
  • 10 care packages provided for school children’s families
  • 1 store room renovated with shelving and storage units
  • 2200 lbs of medical supplies, clothing, diapers, formula provided for Orphanage
  • 50 workers received multi-tools and t-shirts as a part of employee recognition
  • 100 people received a meal as a part of an employee celebration
  • Footings poured on 4th orphan home
  • Driveway constructed

Team Blog:

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Long Walk Home

Our day began with spending the morning at the new orphanage site working alongside our Haitian friends.

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Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Shalom from Shane

Just when we thought it couldn't get any hotter, day 3 proved the hottest yet. Despite the insane humidity, we busted rump at the new site and I've enjoyed reconnecting with Wilson and a few others Haitians whose work ethic and their love of life never ceases to amaze me. 

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Letters from Lee

Day two. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast of ham, eggs and Haitian bread this morning and that was a good thing because we were going to need all the energy we could get for the day ahead.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

We made it....almost all bags in tow...

Well we made it here, minus 5 bags. We hope to have them tomorrow, so no worries. The team is doing well and everyone is excited about the work to come. Enjoy the first photos...And Yes Mike did lose his passport for about 5 minutes, but he does have it now...

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Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

On the ground

The team made it to Mirebalais and is now enjoying lunch with their new friends at the place they'll be staying. All are excited as they begin this adventure together!

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Monday, November 18th, 2013

Overnight in Miami

The team has made it safely to Miami where they are overnighting. They are excited about getting to Haiti tomorrow and all the adventures that will bring! Stay tuned for more on-the-ground updates. 

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Sunday, November 17th, 2013

All packed and ready to go?

Well we are packed, but that could be a huge understatement as we are grossly overpacked! The team did a packing party today where all the collected items were brought in and packed by the team.

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