A DAY IN HAITI
FEBRUARY 22, 2007
WITH FRANK MCKINNEY,
THE CARING HOUSE PROJECT FOUNDATION DONORS
AND FOOD FOR THE POOR LEADERS
PRESENTED BY:  DOUGLAS DOEBLER

On this day in the countryside of Cap Haitian, Haiti the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere life was given to a whole community of people.  Ange Village (Village of Angels) was dedicated.  The generosity of donors to The Caring House Project Foundation brought education, shelter, sanitation, clean water and the possibility of self-sustainability to a large number of children and adults.

Hope was given to many who may have been at the brink of despair; shelter to many who may have been sleeping under cardboard and plastic; clean water and toilets to many who have lived with the illnesses that come from their absence, dignity to many who have never been able to earn themselves a living; and, most importantly, education to as many as 500 children who would surely have been condemned by ignorance to repeat the horrible cycle of poverty that has ensnared their families for many generations.

On this day we were able to witness the possibility of Hope where so much despair exists.

 



Frank Mckinney, Caring House Project Foundation - 6 am Flight From Fort Lauderdale



Doug Doebler along with other donors off the plane in Cap Haitian, Haiti



Cap Haitian, Haiti Airport and Customs Check in



Food For The Poor Executive Director - Angel Aloma - our guide for the day



Cap Haitian Street Scene



Cap Haitian Street Scene



Cap Haitian Street Scene - notice the Bank



Cap Haitian Street Scene - open Trash/Sewage Channel - a common site



Cap Haitian Dump/Swamp - People live there



Doug in the Dump - Notice the blank look - overwhelmed and only in the country for about 1 hour



A Morning Church Service in the Dump - notice our armed guards for the day



Raised trail into the Dump/Swamp and the squatter homes in the area



Homes in the Dump/Swamp (we were told these were the nice ones)



Other Homes in the Dump - these people are lucky to have a roof we were told



Typical Home Sitting on Trash & mud pile to stay dry



Mud & Stick House in the Swamp



Is there Hope for Haiti - There is - see more photos below



Girl selling Charcoal to survive - most of Haiti is Deforested due to the production and sale of Charcoal by the homeless



We were treated to a wonderful breakfast with Frank Mckinney and Catholic Arch Bishop Hubert Constant



Ange Village (Village of Angels) built by Donations from the Caring House Project Foundation & Frank Mckinney's visiting donors. A complete self sustaining village like this for 500 people only costs $400,000 +/- to build & supply.



United Nations armed guards at the village for the day



Franks first look at the Completed Ange Village. 500 Orphans & families from the Swamp/Dump now occupy this self sustaining village



Ange Village Children singing for us



Frank is overwhelmed at the Crowd there to meet us and to formally dedicate the village - over 600 in attendance on this 90+ degree day. The girl in the hat behind Frank is Kelli Kennedy with the Associated Press. She was with us for the day. Her story about our trip is being published in newspapers around the country.



Arch Bishop Hubert Constant leading the dedication service. The church helped choose the children & families to live in the new village and is part of the support system for the village.



The Lady that donated her families land to build the village - she will continue to live at the village and oversee it's operation



Frank Mckinney and Caring House Project donors receive a gift from the village residents - a beautiful painting of the village



Frank Mckinney and two children cut the ribbon to dedicate Ange Village



Children very happy to greet us. Many are orphans and lived in the dump prior. Now they have homes, education, food & medical care in Ange Village.



Children lined up to shake our hands & say Mese (like Merci) thank you in Creole



Author & Real Estate Investor Mark Evans posing with two village girls. Mark said they reminded him of his nieces back in Columbus Ohio



Egg laying Chickens - Ange Villages goal is to be self sustaining. Eggs from these chickens will be used for food and will be sold.



Chicken area. Eating Chickens are being delivered soon. Goats and other animals as well as a tilapia fish farm are also planned. Food for the village and to be sold to create funds to purchase other needs for the village.



Village meal center to the right & typical home to the left



Ange Village typical home built by Frank McKinney and The Caring House Project Foundation



What Fun - we handed out 800 Beanie Babies - the kids went nuts as you can see



Doug with a big smile after seeing the completed Ange Village



Happy Children - lucky occupants of Ange Village



MY FAVORITE & FINAL PHOTO - THERE IS GREAT HOPE FOR HAITI AND ITS CHILDREN - JUST LOOK AT THIS SMILE

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO DONATE TO THIS CAUSE GO TO:
FrankMcKinney Caring Housing Foundation Project
or contact Doug Doebler
at Doug@DougDoebler.com or cell 786-423-6887


Copyright 2007 by Douglas Doebler
All Rights Reserved.