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Sophie’s Story | “I have had the opportunity to see the different sides to this beautiful country”

With just three weeks left in Haiti, Sophie O’Sullivan tells us what a typical day therelooks like for her, from carrying out surveys and completing paperwork to showing visitors around our projects. Sophie has been working with our team in Haiti...
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Sophie’s Story | “You could see in his eyes the disbelief and joy”

Six weeks into her three-month work placement with us, Sophie O’Sullivan tells us how she got on during our recent Volunteer Programme, and bids farewell to our Country Director, John Moore, as he leaves Haiti for home. Saturday, 22 April saw the beginning...
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Sophie’s Story | “You wouldn’t believe the challenges that many of the people here face”

Sophie O’Sullivan arrived in Haiti two weeks ago to begin a three-month internship with us as part of her studies.  It’s been an eventful introduction to the country for her, and, here, she gives us an insight into just some of what she’s...
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Close to forty volunteers head for Haiti for our 2017 Volunteer Programme

It’s an exciting week for us here in Haven as almost forty volunteers from Ireland and abroad get set to head off on our eleventh annual volunteer trip. Our 2017 Volunteer Programme sees the group travel to the small town of Carrefour Dufont, located...
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Sophie’s Story | “I wanted to go somewhere that doesn’t get as much aid or attention”

We were excited to recently welcome Sophie O’Sullivan to the Haven team in Haiti.  Sophie is a student in University College Cork (UCC) who is joining us for her three-month student internship.  She’ll be keeping a regular blog during her...
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Watch what some of Ireland’s most famous rugby faces have to say about Paul O’Connell

Irish rugby hero and Haven Ambassador, Paul O’Connell, received the Outstanding Contribution to Irish Rugby Award at our Rugby Lunch 2017. We asked his former team-mates, coaches and fans to give us their insights into one of the greatest second...
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December 2016 Newsletter | Reflecting on a challenging year for the people of Haiti

Don’t miss our December 2016 newsletter, where we reflect on a challenging year for the people of Haiti. When Hurricane Matthew struck in early October, many communities in Haiti were ravaged by its 230km/h winds and torrential rains.  Hundreds...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “You have to accept there is a recovery time for all”

Families on the island of Île à Vache, where Haven’s Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, is based, are facing difficult challenges in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  Here, Ailish describes how they are being brought into the recovery...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “We are a tired team heading home”

A day of mixed fortunes awaits for our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, in Haiti as protests delay the delivery of supplies but essential repair works finally get underway. November 16 After yesterday’s school visits, it is schools that again...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The community has been particularly badly hit”

Sourcing matieral and support for repairs to houses and community water systems damaged by Hurricane Matthew leads to a busy day for our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, in Haiti. November 14 On Saturday, we had a few runs to the airport in...
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