Impact Group Trip Dec ’16…

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What a great group we had for this trip!

There was a good mix of veterans and first timers, but everyone had a profitable experience! We had a list of priorities to accomplish starting with providing medical examinations to the school students. It was a lot of work but well worth the effort. We now have a baseline to compare with future exams to help evaluate growth and overall health.

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We also had a building project to get done which was a success under the hot Haiti sun 🙂 The construction team was able to put a roof on our new depot as well as giving some building lessons to locals along the way. This building is important as we bring in goods and supplies for various programs.

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There is so much to experience in visiting a different country with a different culture and language and life experiences. There is always a give and take of each others lives; we can often help address some issues of poverty and illness and so on but the Haitians often display a lifestyle of resilience; overcoming the seemingly unending barrage of adversity.

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Maybe you should consider joining us on an upcoming trip! 🙂

Meet Ginalda…

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The school feeding program is yielding such great results! One of these students who are fortunate to go to school and be part of our feeding program is 12 year old Ginalda Frazier.

Her parents grow vegetables and raise goats for their livelihood. Money doesn’t come in regularly for their family, but Ginalda’s parents, Claude and Gina work hard to take care of Ginalda and her little sister.

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According to her teacher, Ginalda is one of the top students in her class. Ginalda’s favorite subject is Math. She is very joyful and optimistic. She dreams of becoming a nurse someday.

Like the other students in her class, Ginalda’s life is not easy, but they all hope for a bright future, they all have dreams that they want to reach.picture5