A few days ago Ellen Donohue went to go speak with students in the Community Activism class at the Bacon Academy in Colchester, CT. After watching a presentation about Restavec and learning about what Restavec Freedom Alliance does in Haiti they set a goal to fill a 50lb bag with donated supplies. The students achieved…Details
Frances and Megan are enjoying their time immensely in Chantal Haiti with Restavec Freedom Alliance. Check out these great pictures!
Today was a great day, and a day of firsts: first tap tap ride, first river fording, first bag of water, first popsicle, first swim.. We took the tap tap today, which are bus-like things, with stations and routes that aren’t obvious, though apparently established, but couldn’t get one to Chantal, so instead ended up going to Dices. The truck was packed, both sides with people sitting very snugly and a line in between of people holding on to the waist of the person in front- and one woman had a live chicken that she just held by the ankles for the whole ride. Dices turned out to be a bustling, chaotic market, packed with people, vegetables, cows, goats, trucks. Megan saw big popsicles so the walk was much more enjoyable with a frozen novelty in hand. We walked to Chantal, through the market and then had to cross the river. We got to the bank and realized how nice it was to have the tiny, narrow bridge that we use when we drive to Chantal- at least it’s a bridge. But the walk across was even nicer, refreshing, offering gorgeous views of the mountains upriver. Pastor La Fume met us halfway across and walked us to the school, and it was really fun to see a different town and more of the scenery.Details
After a very successful summer tag sale, RFA will be hosting another tag sale on October 15th in Windham, CT.
Frances and Meghan are doing well in Haiti. They have practiced driving the motorcycle for a few days and began driving themselves to Chantal on Wednesday, 9/28/11. They’re having a great time with the children. Below is a picture of them and the Chantal crew. On Thursday, 9/29/11, Frances and Meghan went to go visit the…Details
This fundraiser will be held on October 1st, in Windham CT at 1:30 pm. For those of you who might like to order to support RFA, the catalog is online atwww.pamperedchef.biz/maggiehahn. Enter Restavec for the host name and 15% of the profits will go directly to our building fund that will be matched 100% by…Details
Kathy Brandon, an art teacher at Jack Jackter Intermediate School in Colchester, Connecticut, was part of the August 2011 Restavec Freedom Alliance Mission Trip team. Kathy and her school students have been working on art projects all year to support the children in our programDetails