My Photo Journal From My Recent Visit

by admin | June 9th, 2010

One More Trip To Haiti Completed.

CLICK HERE To see my Photo Journal from my trip to Haiti in May 2010.

This visit was somewhat different than my other visits.  I was with the group, Hope to Haiti, Directed by Scott Bonnell.  This was my 1st trip after the horrific earthquake in January. Seeing all the destruction in Port-Au-Prince was surreal.   However, with outside help and financial support, hopefully Haiti can once again become the “Pearl of the Caribbean” as it once used to be.

Photo taken June 2009 – My 3rd Visit to Haiti, pre earthquake

Photo taken May 2010 – My 4th Visit to Haiti, after earthquake

BRIEF FACTS ABOUT HAITI:

  • Haiti is the oldest black republic in the world.
  • Population: approximately 8.3 million, almost entirely of African origin
  • Employment rate: 30%
  • Illiteracy rate: 48%
  • Religion: Catholic 85%, Voodoo 90%
  • Languages: French (official), Creole or Kreyol (most widely spoken)
  • Current government: Elected president
  • Haiti is the poorest and most densely populated country in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Average life expectancy is only 52 years

On December 6, 1492 Christopher Columbus first laid eyes on the pristine shores of the island of Hispanola. Lush with fruits and towering mahogany trees, Haiti became known as “La Perle des Antilles” or “the Pearl of the Caribbean”. What was once France’s richest colony today has become one of the world’s poorest nations, hindered by dictatorships, depleted natural resources, major natural disasters and overwhelming spiritual darkness.

To see my Photo Journal from my trip to Haiti in May 2010,

CLICK HERE.

Yes, there is Hope for Haiti

2 Responses to “My Photo Journal From My Recent Visit”

  1. Joe Barton says:

    Doug,

    What an amazing trip! Thank you for the pictures in the heart of Haiti. Crazy how a few months can go by and we quickly forget about the destruction and devastation that occurred.

    I loved the picture of the girl in red holding her toy, toothbrush, and lollipop. All of the kids are so beautiful and look happy, despite their circumstances.

    I’d love to hear more about if there are adoption opportunities of orphans from the earthquake.

    Thank you for blessing so many people in so many ways! I’d love to go on your next trip, Lord willing!

    God bless,
    Joe
    Barton Publishing

  2. Valerie Young says:

    Hi Doug,

    Wow! It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day things we all have to keep up with that it’s easy to forget how little so many people have. I am so glad I took the time to just stop and take in your incredible trip via your photo journal.

    Powerful and moving. I will Twitter the URL to my list and FB as well in the hopes that many more will stop and care.

    FYI as a donor to Frank McKinney’s organization it was personally gratifying to see the wonderful homes they built.

    Warmly

    Valerie Young
    http://www.ChangingCourse.com

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My Photo Journals

My Favorite Haiti Charities

Frank McKinney Caring House Project Foundation

Hope to Haiti

Haitian Health Foundation

Shelterbox (sponsored by Rotary International)

Rotary International

Habitat for Humanity

These are my favorite charities that do work in Haiti. I have supported them via donating land in the USA for a new home, funding home construction costs for multiple homes in Haiti, donating funds for emergency food and shelter relief after natural disasters and in fund raising efforts showing others via my visits to Haiti the great needs of the people there.

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