(As a graduate of UMass and with two sisters still living there, my heart goes out to Boston and to ALL those whose family members were hurt.) Okay, I know it’s April– which means I’m a tiny bit behind in my Remix intention to go back and feature some of my favorite (never-seen-before!) photos from each of the countries I visited for Heifer International last year.
Well, there were still tents up and houses in ruins (although most are gone now). But instead of buying the heartless line you hear so often: “Oh, Haiti is always recovering from one disaster or another,” I found myself head-over-heels in love with the people of Haiti.
Even the land, which is admittedly largely deforested, is still beautiful.
I can’t wait to go back and see what Heifer has been doing there! Pierre Ferrari, Heifer’s CEO, just visited some projects with President Bill Clinton and he reports the big goat-breeding operations are really going strong (and god knows, Bill loves to talk about breeding).
Let’s hope so!
“The Paradox of Haiti” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/02/23
“Staring at Goats” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/02/27
“This is SO not a road” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/02/29
“What I Ate in Haiti” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/03/03
“Cows, Fudge & Women in Haiti” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/03/05
“The Price of a Chair” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/03/08
“A Mother in Haiti” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/03/09
“A Fish Full of Dollars” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/03/14
“A Rough Draft of My Last Day in Haiti” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/03/18
“My admittedly tardy International Women’s Day Post” http://heifer12x12.com/2012/03/18