October 21 – Haiti day 8
Oh how we can take our education and clean water for granted…..
The team has been working hard at Three Angels with mental health evaluations and training more Haitian caregivers in infant mental health. Courtney is taking her training and individualizing it per the nannies questions and specific concerns. The team is also training again in infant massages. All the education has been well received. Small Steps International is so encouraged to see the fruit of our labor so quickly.
AJ is working hard to fix the water issue at Three Angels. They have to buy water and then purify it with chlorine because there water systems is plugged. AJ will spend the whole time repairing the water collection systems that will save the orphanage thousands of dollars so they don’t have to buy their own water for all their needs anymore.
Our team is eating very well! We have American foods at both places we’ve stayed for most meals…cereals, peanut butter sandwiches, tuna sandwiches, pizza, pork roast, cinnamon oatmeal, raisin bread, spaghetti, and fresh salads. Since there is no air-conditioning we sleep with fans on us constantly. Sometimes you can catch breezes during the day and we must stay hydrated with purified water (never drink the water from the tap). Since the government turns off the electricity at their pleasing, our hosts have generators that start up at these times. So thankful for constant power. Small Steps International is truly honored to be a part of such fantastic and needed work in Haiti! We are very grateful to be here.