Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 5: housing project for earthquake refugees

This afternoon Pere Noe took us to a new housing community built by Food For The Poor, a project supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti for the refugees from the earthquake. Leon invited us into his home and was proud to show us both his new home and his beautiful daughter. This afternoon we also visited St. Barnabas Agricultural School which was paid for by the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches of the U.S. We also also visited a trade school in the town of Trou de Nord that is being expanded with funds from St. Albans church in Maine. With the town growing with refugees the hope is to expand the educational facilities and build a church and a rectory for a full time priest. This evening the parish slaughtered a goat in our honor and we will eat it at a celebratory meal tomorrow.

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