Bouvier Mountain community, a six-hour trek deep into the mountains behind Haiti’s capitol of Port au Prince, can be described as a microcosm of all the ills of Haitian rural society: rampant poverty, endemic unemployment, illiteracy, non-existent public services and schooling, and families trying to eke out an existence through simple farming amidst often unsanitary living conditions. Smoky air fills thatched residences. Many Haitians do not have access to electricity or gas stoves for cooking. Most families cook using biomass fuels such as charcoal that release harmful smoke into the air. They often cook inside their unventilated dwellings or temporary tents where this harmful smoke is trapped. According to the World Health Organisation, Haitians suffer many of the highest rates of cardiovascular diseases and cancer in the world. We are pleased to share that we have an incredible staff that has dedicated so much of their time to making this school run smoothly and effectively. We want to introduce you to them!
Hello Beautiful Souls!
We just wanted to first say "thank you" for all that you do! Also, every year for us has been a step in the right direction, and this year has been nothing short of amazing faith steps and progress! This month specifically, has already been and will continue to be a blessing, not only to our charity, but to the wonderful people in Haiti that we aim to help support. It's only right that this is the month where we start our blog so you all can keep up with what we are doing and how your contributions have helped.
Thanks again and we love you,
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