Fruits of our Labors Outweigh Costs and Frustrations

Employment Program:


Pictured above are some members of our continuing Employment Program which is helping members of our Santo 5 community gain skills and find work. The latest training activity involved making the beautiful uniforms worn by the members of the Timoun Program (child development program), also pictured above. We are proud of the progress of this initiative. The progress has not been grand or large scale. It has not put the most people back to work of any program. It has not been designed by the leading experts on employment initiatives for the developing world—it has just given a few hardworking people a chance. And, it has produced some beautiful uniforms for our already very beautiful small friends in the neighborhood. Bravo, Christina and team on this one!   

Planes, Buses and Cars May Stop, but Not LCS

Today, you will likely hear that all has not gone well with the recent elections in Haiti. You may hear that American Airlines did not make its regular daily flights from Miami to Port au Prince--the airport was closed because AA and other personnel had difficulty getting to work. Tomorrow, you will likely read in the major US papers that our streets were burning and filled with crowds dissatisfied with the election results which were announced last night. But, for now, I would like you to know that, even in this chaotic moment, LCS continues on. 

See no evil, hear no evil, do no evil ... in fact, do good!



It has been quite a week and it is only Wednesday! Since last Friday, we won our first soccer game [more below on that], we celebrated two more Volunteer birthdays, the nation has had and disputed, at least by some, an election [more on that below as well] and we posted the first officially printed cholera prevention signs [not as good as ours, but more colorful] in the neighborhood, which thanks to God and human diligence, remains cholera free. 

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