Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happy Chicken Day!

Okay, so its not really a holiday (that I know of), but it felt kind of festive! Mr. Genois and Evelyn gave away the 23 chickens (it was 24, one of them flew the coup) and 5 large bags of rice to families in the area who we know are struggling. I saw many familiar faces, and I am both saddened that life in Haiti really is so hard, but I admire that Evelyn was able to encourage families in this not-so-small way. The families will most likely use the chickens for breeding and egg-laying. Families could choose from either taking two chickens - a rooster and a hen - or taking one chicken and a large bag of rice. I know that no matter what the families choose they will benefit.

And, I have to thank all of you, too, for donating your funds to help out families in our community.We still have most of your donation money left to keep buying chickens for folks, probably over the next couple of months. With all of your donations we will be able to encourage a lot of people. Today we gave out chickens and/or rice to 14 women.

You can see Evelyn and her Dad near the far left of the photo.

Modlene choosing her chicken.


All in all, Evelyn and her Dad have had an excellent last week. After finishing Nickenson's house last weekend, Kris has painted non-stop in the clinic. Last night he painted until 9pm. We are very grateful for his flexibility and hard work. I know Evelyn is saying a lot of goodbyes to those she has come close to over the past two months.

Her internship was a great experience for her, as well as a great help to PID Haiti. If you are interested in interning for PID, check out the requirements and the application on our website: Intern for PID.

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