The phone call that made my day

–This post was written by Sibille Buhlmann, who is living in Haiti and working with the rehab staff at HCBH–

My patience gets tested so often here in Haiti. You never know how long it will take to get something done and, even then, if it will really work out. As you may have seen on some of our different facebook pages, we have been trying to launch a new housing project together with our newly founded Swiss charity, HaitiRehab Schweiz.

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Haiti through new eyes

When preparing to come to Haiti everyone had a story to tell me or some snippet of information they had heard or an experience they had had. Some of this information was helpful, other bits less so. However, when I arrived there were still some things that caught my attention and surprised me, one being the landscape. Read more »


170 deliveries in one month!

I’ve lost count on the number of trips made to Haiti, but arriving this time has perhaps felt even more special than many.  It’s almost been ten years since I first came to Haiti, where we were shown an over-grown plot of farmland with an old derelict mission house on it.  This was the land our local partners hoped would one day give birth to a new hospital for the Northern region. Read more »


Vaccination Post

On Friday, I made my way downtown Cap Haitien to meet up with some of our DFID UK staff. We met at the Department of Health (MSPP) Office where they picked up vaccinations, coolers, & supplies for the day. We then drove to the bottom of the mountain that overlooks the city, parked the car, and began to walk. The community of Calvaire is blessed with the gift of stairs most of the way up the mountain. Most other places only have rocks and slick, dirty-packed paths. The stairs zig zag through houses, over and up, some parts slick from water and waste that are trickling down from homes and small shops. It is quite steep and we stop and take time to rest, catch our breath, and give our calves a break from the burning!

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In the eyes of Abi

I’ve been in Haiti for nearly 3 weeks now, and I may be leaving at the end of the week, but it definitely wish I could be staying longer. I flew into Cap-Haitien, slightly later than intended due to some issues in Miami (aka me missing my flight), and didn’t really know much about where I was going, or even what I would be doing. I’ve spent a lot of the past year at University learning about countries such as Haiti, about the grand scale of diseases and social inequality here, but had always felt like it was something I actually want to come and see with my own eyes, rather than just reading a second hand account from a suggested text book. Read more »