Sunset in the Achrefiah

June 14, 2011

The Rafik Hariri International Airport is a happening place.  Not just because it’s named after this famous slain Sunni Prime Minister who was car-bombed on Valentine’s Day a few years ago — his death a fact you can’t escape anywhere within Lebanon because his face is on every other poster in this country – but […]

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Whistles and Flashlights

March 6, 2011
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Our visit to KOFAVIV may have been the most emotionally challenging stop on our Haiti tour. Willa explained that KOFAVIV (Commission of Women Victims for Victimes) is a center for young women who have experienced sexual assault in the camps.  When Willa said “young women” I did not imagine that center would have girls as […]

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Carnival in Jacmel

March 6, 2011
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You travel to Haiti, this country that is the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. A country without a stable government and has just experienced a natural disaster of unspeakable proportions.  The last thing you expect to find is a place thriving with art, culture and joyful exuberance.   Such is the case in Jacmel. Yesterday, we […]

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Lunch with the Sisters

March 6, 2011
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You have to laugh because Ananda Leeke, the Ambassador for the Heart of Haiti program keeps talking about the “Digital Sisterhood.”  While in Haiti we lunched with the sisters, but this time, it was actual Sisters at the College Marie Reine Emmaculee.  We’re in Lilavois with a group called the Peace Quilters. They are making quilted items for Macys.com, potholders and […]

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