I’ve mentioned before that for manual drilling, Haiti is extremely difficult. Even though it is hard (and has a history of blocking my efforts with the rocks that make up most of the country’s subsurface), it doesn’t mean I’ll stop trying different methods and supporting different teams with drilling here in Haiti. This time, … More One step forward, two steps back
The “Gift a Goat & MORE!” fundraiser for 2016 has started! We were able to do a lot of great projects with the funds from last year. In Marbial Haiti, 60 more students entered the goat program and received their own goat to raise and breed, a community of 250 people now have water access … More Gift a Goat & MORE 2016!
I bet if I looked back at all my blog posts, a high percentage would start out with some variation of “sorry it has taken me so long to write…” 🙂 I did not intend to be Stateside so long after the holidays, but our project to Haiti, originally slated for January, was postponed to … More I should be in Haiti right now, but I’m in chilly NJ!
I got home early yesterday morning from a short (productive) project in Haiti! This was Phase 2 of the Gift a Goat program started last year by me and my sister, Helene. We had Dana and John return with us for their second time in Marbial and Chelsey joined us for her first time volunteering … More Better grades for goats
Today is our 4th day in Haiti – we have been training students, treating goats and just loving our time with the community. If goat tackling/wrangling was a sport, we would all get medals! Wait…is it a sport? Someone with electricity should google that for us. 😉 We have thirty-seven new goats in this second … More The dirtiest sport in the world
We are heading back to Haiti today! Phase 2 of the Goat Program! We are giving 32 more goats to the students in Marbial, treating and tagging the goats, providing more training to the student and community and checking the goats we brought into the community in December, 2014. Check out the video below to … More Haiti, here we come!
I just want to thank you all who helped make the first phase of “Gift a Goat” so successful! We currently have 35 female goats in the community being cared for by the students themselves with 32 more goats funded (but not yet purchased). In addition, 10 female goats and 1 male goat (billy goat) were … More THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
The mountain community who received the training from Helene and Dana were surprised to learn that goats needed water daily. The community was really receptive to the training and interacted with many questions over the 4 days. In the end, they learned about basic goat care, first aid, breeding and milking. On the last day … More Goats don’t need water. Right?
I am heading back to Haiti with a small team (Helene, Dana & John) to launch Phase 1 of the “Gift a Goat” program! With your partnership in funding, we were able to raise enough money for 67 goats!!! We will not get all the goats during this first phase, but plan to start out … More 4 packs instead of just 1