Haiti – Day 7Rich Stigall
Day 7 of our Haiti trip was a trek to our first destination, the village of Cherette, Haiti. Cherette is know for its heavy practice of Vodou and most of the area are pretty hard to get to (so you will need a good 4×4 and a really good driver), but we have a great presence that is starting there and needed to go and get our kids taken care of, so off we headed.
Our first order of business at Cherette was to distribute some school supplies that we collected from a few C3 supporters including some kids at an army base in Germany as well as a school in the Kansas City area all of whom gave some great supplies we happily put in the hands of some Haitian school kids who really need them! So here’s an idea….got a group of students that want to help? Adopt a Haitian School and send supplies for all the kids there, or raise money for their school supplies! Sound cool…then send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject School Supplies include your school name and what you would like to provide and well make it happen!
We then headed back to Les Cayes the town we are staying in it also happens to house another of our orphan home villages as well as Les Cayes’ biggest church. No surprise we were greated warmly and ended up making great time and even had a little time to play with the kids.
Getting around in Haiti is a challenge of its own, its roads are mostly gravel and the rain makes them very rough. We have had our fair share of rough ridin” and our 4×4 is usually packed because we have had one or two doctors and 2 translators with us in addition to our partner Director, myself and Marsha our Director of Education….and were not riding in a bus by the way! I thought you all may enjoy a bonus video dedicated to a little river crossing we did yesterday…enjoy and keep visiting…we have a few more days left on our Haiti adventure.
From Cherette and Les Cayes Haiti,
Your Favorite C3 Field Team (Farag & Campbell)