Haiti – Day 5Rich Stigall
Day 5 started with some of the best oatmeal I have ever had, I’m sure the sugar content will not help my aspirations for a triathlon next month but it was enjoyable nonetheless and got the day started off well.
We had some big goals for the day, get as many kids profiles along with the mamas’, teachers’ and pastors too. Gotta say we rocked the house, we started at Casa Major…with a ride along Haiti’s main “highway” and I use that term very losely. The road is more like a winding series of hills that acts as a passageway for caravans, taptaps, donkeys, lots of motorcycles and plenty of folks on foot. We hit 60mph several times that felt more like 120 given the condition of the road.
At Casa Major we had over 180 kids we put into the system that live there, in addition we bused in kids from La Hatte that will be moving there once some additional construction is complete so in all over 240 kids we worked on there. With 2 Doctors in tow from our partners here in Haiti medical checks and treatments were also being done at the same time….the courtyard was really huming with lots of activity.
We then headed to St. Louis Du Sud, which reminded me of a well oiled machine because by then we were in full stride..the whole team working to get more efficient as we went along. It really was great.
Another great day in Haiti (minues the dinner of some sort of goat soup, 5th time for goat so far…)
More soon, (from Les Cayes, Haiti)