Les Cayes

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 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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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 | “It’s the day of the deluge”

Extremely heavy rainfall on the island of Île à Vache marks another setback for its people in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  Here, Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager on the ground, tells us exactly what’s going on. FRIDAY | DAY NINETEEN ...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “Body, bones and mind are tired”

Ailish O’Reilly, our Programmes Manager in Haiti, shares the latest updates from the emergency response on the ground in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. SUNDAY | DAY FOURTEEN A non event.  We got up early, intending to go hiking, but are all secretly...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The word ‘apocalypse’ comes to mind”

Our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly was on the island of Île à Vache when Hurricane Matthew struck.  In her powerful series of blogs, she shares her experience of the emergency response. SATURDAY | DAY THIRTEEN Saturday we are up and out at 7:30AM:...
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Hurricane Matthew Update | “The stress of disaster knits us closely together”

Our Programmes Manager Ailish O’Reilly was on the island of Île à Vache when Hurricane Matthew struck.  In her powerful series of blogs, she shares her experience of the emergency response. FRIDAY | DAY TWELVE Friday morning, and waiting for...
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