Culture Shock Hits Hard

May 10, 2016By Holly HepburnHaiti

Today was our toughest and best day so far. We didn’t have any flat tires or missed expectations, as we did yesterday. Today was tough for different reasons.Today we were honored and blessed to be invited into the lives of Haitians here in Hinche. We walked with them to school, were welcomed into their homes, … Read More

Flat Tires & Other Roadblocks

May 9, 2016By Holly HepburnHaiti

Today started with a series of events that concerned me. It started by us going down to meet our team leader for breakfast, only to find that after texting him and knocking on his door with no response, we had to began breakfast without him. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of being in an … Read More

Heavenly Voices

May 8, 2016By Holly HepburnHaiti

We arrived at the location we will be staying at for the next three days, which is a guest house just outside of Hinche. It’s actually a whole property/compound owned by the Catholic Church with a church building for local priests and nuns, and guest houses for missionaries and guests of partner organizations such as … Read More

Morning Songs

October 23, 2015By Holly HepburnHaiti

My goal last night was to get to 6:00am, which is when our alarm was scheduled to go off. It was a rough night for many reasons including many noises, spiders, mosquitos, heat, and probably dealing with some culture shock through what we’d experienced thus far and knowing we’d be home in our bed the next … Read More

Coffee, Goat & Other New Experiences

October 22, 2015By Holly HepburnHaiti

Today was a great day! It started with the best cup of coffee I’ve ever had, and not just because I was tired. Our guide had told me about how good the coffee is in the rural parts of Haiti, and he was right. It’s much thicker (not watery) and has a very smooth taste. If … Read More

Experiencing Rural Haiti

October 21, 2015By Holly HepburnHaiti

Today we arrived in Port Au Prince and immediately drove to the central plateau of Haiti. It was a beautiful 2.5-3 hour drive from Port Au Prince with windy roads and rolling green hills. What a stark difference there is in the terrain by just getting over the mountains. Haiti is beautiful, and getting out into the … Read More