Haven Team

“The recovery process from last year’s hurricane is going strongly” | June 2017 in Haiti

As our Programmes Manager in Haiti, Ailish O’Reilly, tells us, June saw a lot of activity for our projects in Haiti, as recovery programmes from last year’s hurricane come to a close and more local people join our literacy training.  Take...
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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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“The official handover brings another successful project to a close” | April 2017 in Haiti

Our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, shares the latest news from the ground in Haiti in her regular blog.  In this month’s blog post, Ailish fills us in on the 2017 Volunteer Programme. We march into April with the preparations for the Volunteer...
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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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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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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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Hurricane Matthew Update | “It is a visit of laughter, camaraderie and chat”

Visiting two women who manage homes for children in Haiti brings a lot of joy for our Programmes Manager, Ailish’ O’Reilly. November 11 Friday morning, we are in the mountains of Kenscoff, visiting Mayo woman Gena Heraty.  It is a wonderful...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Fishing is one of the areas on our recovery plan”

Fishing is one of the most important local industries on the island of Île à Vache in Haiti, but Hurricane Matthew dealt it a serious blow.  Our Programmes Manager, Ailish O’Reilly, visits the fishermen on the island to assess the damage. November...
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