The country of Haiti is one of the most dynamic and beautiful places you’ll find on this planet. It’s also the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with a history of economic and political troubles. Combine that with the lingering effects of the devastating earthquake of January 2012…
As many of our followers and supporters know, Heart to Heart has a number of operations underway in Haiti from supporting partner clinics with medical aid and expertise, to conducting laboratory technician training, and many things in between.
As of this typing, a handful of Heart to Heart staffers are preparing to deploy to several locations throughout the country of Haiti to continue the training of local healthcare providers, deliver medical aid and to coordinate volunteers who have given their time and talents to come to Haiti to sweat and to work.
As we’ve been working here in Haiti for more than two years since just after the quake, we have both in-country staff, Haitian and American, as well as Heart to Heart Headquarters staff who have spent quite a bit of time in Haiti. This is my first trip.
I’ve been in Port-au-Prince, specifically Petionville at the HHI Volunteer Center, for a couple of days now. It’s already been eye-opening. Over the coming days, I hope to share some of my experiences, and of course, photos of our adventures and our work with you.
In the morning, several of us are heading to Leogane, a city due west of Port-au-Prince along the coast. The quake’s epicenter was a short distance away and leveled the town. Will be in touch soon.