Here in Haiti

Here in Haiti

New Loans

ByByLeslee JaegerMarch 9, 20142 min read

We were fortunate to receive our non-profit status only 2 days before Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Due to the generosity of our donars and a $4000 match, we raised almost $11,000.  20 new loans were awarded in Limbe and 10…

Donations – How Best to Give

ByByLeslee JaegerDecember 11, 20133 min read

When arriving in Haiti for our medical mission trips, this pictures depicts what greets us in the operating room on the first day.  We spend the day sorting, organizing and trying to throw away unneeded supplies. The first two tasks…

Maternity care in Haiti

ByByLeslee JaegerDecember 6, 20133 min read

For the first time our medical mission team included 2 labor and delivery nurses. We had a few education goals in mind, some of which we achieved and some of which we did not. Most importantly, we established a working…

Thanks and Giving Haitian style

ByByLeslee JaegerDecember 1, 20132 min read

A recent conversation with another of the providers during our medical mission trip made me ponder why Americans are motivated to help those who live in third world countries and what the citizens of those countries owe back to the…

Give to the Max Day Fundraiser

ByByLeslee JaegerNovember 30, 20131 min read

The final total is $11,000!!! This will fund 60 loans over the next year and fulfill many of the promises that we made to Haitian women during our recent trip. We are already planning for next year with a sewing…

A visit to Ranquitte – the long and winding road

ByByLeslee JaegerNovember 24, 20133 min read

While in Haiti last week on a medical mission trip, 2 of our board members took a side trip to Ranquitte for 24 hours to see first hand the initial loan group of 7 women and distribute solar powered cell…

New loan group in Limbe

ByByLeslee JaegerOctober 24, 20131 min read

Our most recent new recipients numbered 10 woman and they received their loans in early October. All of the women are from Limbe, the larger of our 2 sites. We will visit with them in November, when some of us…

New Program in Ranquitte!

ByByKarenOctober 15, 20131 min read

HHW has started a microcredit program in the remote town of Ranquitte. The following is an update from Marg Brickman on the first batch of loans: “I met three of the micro loan women while I was in Ranquitte. They…

Claire of the Sea Light

ByByLeslee JaegerOctober 5, 20131 min read

I recently had the good fortune to hear author Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian living in Miami, who writes both about the history of Haiti and present day circumstances. Her newest book, “Claire of the Sea Light”, has received wonderful reviews…