Abaka Bay Resort
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... walking in you are accosted by a group of rowdy children who want to jump on you, search your pockets for sweets and play. The orphanage is a juxtaposition between a sad, simple, poor place - and a site of hope and refuge for very sick children, who would have no chance of a happy life anywhere else in Haiti.
When the day of the Christmas party finally came, all of the children had one present in common -a Gaelic football strip donated by a team from Galloway. I have ...
... probably about time we got down to doing some actual work. The charity the we are working for, Haven, is an Irish NGO who have been working in Haiti since 2009, working to build sustainable communities. The work which Haven is doing has been shaped by the devestation caused by the 2010 earthquake, and over the last few years, their goals and programs have adapted to the needs of the communities in Haiti. From an initial remit as a house building charity, they swiftly moved into ...
... obstacles are to be overcome: absence of professional training, no electricity form the mail land network, no drinking water, everything is to be imported. Good news in all this: the airport of Les Cayes, facing the island, on the main land, is going to be enlarged and to become international, in anticipation of tourist development in the South of the country. The īle-ā-Vache will have certainly its share of the cake. In 5-10 years???
... of self doubt that perhaps we had not given them sufficient teaching (for us related to therapy, for some nurses related to health issues etc) so that our work could be carried on. After all, we could get up and leave while the Haitians were still here left amidst their problems. Now the two weeks (and for some mission trips one week) seemed too short to do what we needed to do. But we all agreed that it would take a person of great vision and ...
... else could not understand my distress and was laughing; Anne said she had never known me to scream like I did! I left and went out onto the porch to calm down, while the staff promptly cleaned up the mess. There are some critters that just put you over the limit!
Well with that drama over, we now had to deal with some vendors who always came to the guest house to sell their wares on the last day teams were there. The souvenirs were similar to those at ...