I was continually impressed how the women in Haiti carry heavy loads by balancing items on their heads. The women have no vehicles to help transport food, water and supplies, so they carry the loads on their heads over long distances.
The mid-day heat in Haiti is oppressive, and most of the villagers find a shady spot in an attempt to stay cool. This gentleman was so cordial as we walked through the village and saw the sights.
This lady works in the small market in the Village of Fond Blanc. As you can see, she has such a sweet, open disposition.
We stopped and sat with this wonderful lady for quite a while. She weaves products that are sold to help pay for supplies for the school kids (in the school that Children’s HopeChest is trying to support). As we were leaving, she told us she needs eye surgery because she is going blind. We felt so inadequate because we had no idea what to do.
Washing clothes in the river that runs through the Village of Fond Blanc, Haiti.
This is “fast food” in the Village of Fond Blanc, Haiti. These ladies start a small fire and set up their restaurant along the main walkway in the village and sell to those walking by. I felt like I was a million miles away from my home in Colorado Springs.
This is the main walking path through the Village of Fond Blanc, Haiti. This is one of the locations where Children’s HopeChest is sponsoring an orphanage and a school. Walking through this village and meeting many of the nationals was one of the most enjoyable afternoons I’ve had in a long time.
This is the final photograph in my black and white series on the Fontamara Orphanage in Haiti. I couldn’t resist – she is such a sweet little girl.
This is one of the 12 pastors that work under the direction of Rev. Jean Claude Sylvain in Haiti. This pastor is in charge of the Fontamara Orphanage, and despite his serious demeanor in this photo, he has a very fun personality. Like most of the pastors, he lives in poverty and struggles to get by. In fact, I believe this pastor had his house destroyed in the earthquake and that he and his family still live in the tent city that is close to the orphanage. Like many of the Christian workers I met in Haiti, he is doing the best he can to get by and serve the Lord.