Sugar Beach Villa
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... clean it. One of the men in
that we trained raised his hand and wanted to thank us for this. He was so
sweet and it made us feel like we were really helping! Our home visits start
next week to make sure they are using them correctly.
We also started handing out vitamins yesterday at the orphanage.
The orphanage is a huge building with over 100 children living there. The kids
looked so happy ...
... They have soooo many great choices in movies and TV shows. For instance, FRIENDS, 21 Jump Street, Toy Story 3, Anchorman, and so many more options that we definitely didn't have in the States. I'm beginning to love Haiti more and more.
So far I have read 2 books in a total of 3 days since I've been here. When we are not working, eat, or sleeping we are reading or playing games together. Today we played a game ...
... while Sarah, Gina and I are the public health interns. Our schedule is packed full of nights out and weekend stays at other places in Haiti. During some of these trips we are going to visit other organizations where HAC is involved, such as Soles for Souls, while others are to sight-see and have fun in other parts of Haiti.
As a public health intern we have three main jobs:
1) Hand out water purifiers given to us by ...
... we will work. I share a room with two other interns, but the room is large and we have enough space to be comfortable. The bathroom is much nicer than I expected. There is actually a toilet… A TOILET! And it even flushes! This was not a luxury I received when I was in Ghana and Nicaragua. Last night, my first night here, we had a nice lunch of pasta, beets, and tomatoes and then walked around the community for about 2 hours. There ...
... to send something you can't really--you have to send it to Frank at GCA and he will take it on the next flight down. You can sponsor an orphan for $50 per month.
It has been really really hot, but the Mosquitos are mostly non-existent. The friendships we've made with BCD folks are true and hopefully long.. The wifi didn't work at first but we are online now. More ...