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.