Updated: Feb 24, 2019
Day 1: Bonjour Haiti
We arrived in Port Au Prince, Haiti and traveled about an hour away to Carries, Haiti where we would be staying at the Oceanview Resort. Currently, Haiti is going through a period of unrest. If you would like to assist in anyway please contact myself or visit the website of Mission of Grace. Below you will find some photos of the resort and its amazing views.
Day 2: Como Ye
On our second day we walked from the Oceanview resort and headed into the village to visit the school, clinic, gran house and soup kitchen. The best part of this day was seeing the children at the school and speaking with the principal. While speaking with him you can tell that he was so passionate about helping his students and making this one of the best schools within the community.
Below are some photos of walking through the village
Visiting the school
The Gran house & Clinic
Serving at the Soup Kitchen:
They feed over 60 people each day and keep track of each person within the village to make sure everyone receives a meal.
Birthday Surprise & Great Food:
One of the best things I enjoyed about Haiti was the food. Breakfast was amazing with having fresh juice such as mango, coconut or passion fruit. Lunch and Dinner consisted of authentic Haitian dishes such as Griot, Tassot and Pikliz. The chefs at the Oceanview resort definitely did their thing
Day 3: Sak Pase
On our third day we had a quick photo-shoot after breakfast then headed to the village to deliver care packages to a few families within the community. When we were all done with that we head to the orphanage. The best part about this is that the kids were so excited to see us. This was also the day they were having a birthday party for all the kids that arrived to the orphanage in the month of January and they were unsure of their actual DOB.
Care Package Delivery:
Thank you to all that assisted #melaninoverseas with donations.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
Day 4: Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllllllllll
This was our last full day in Haiti. It was a Sunday, so the first thing we did in the morning after breakfast was head to church. Then later in the afternoon we headed back to the orphanage.
Day 5: Orevwa Haiti
This was our final day in Haiti and we had the opportunity to spend it with the founder of Mission of Grace. Her name is Miss Lynn. It is amazing to see all that she is doing for the people of Carries, Haiti.
"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
My name is @BoogieBlake and this is my first blog post ever in life. Last month, I decided to travel to Haiti to celebrate my birthday and I thought what better way to share my experience than to write about it. I enjoy traveling and giving back to our community and I believed this would be the best way to incorporate two of my favorite things. Visiting Haiti and interacting with the people is an experience I will never forget. I would like to thank @CarineDorlus (founder of Philly4Haiti) for making this experience possible, Mission of Grace for all that they do for the community of people within Carries, Haiti and Oceanview resort for providing us with a place to stay and amazing food while we there.