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Rachel Vinciguerra
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Fi Ki Fo Grows!
Our friends from D.C. wrapped up the program this week with a ceremony honoring each of the girls for their participation and engagement. After days of meaningful discussions about gender in Haiti and in the US, watching Mulan together, fun games with frien...

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Afrika School
Two of our older Espwa students, Delince and Daniel, have been running their own school in town for over a year. The Afrika School employs a number of young teachers, including fellow Espwa students, who teach cooking and dance to a couple hundred students ...

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Teacher Appreciation Day
Last week, Espwa educators celebrated Teacher Appreciation Day by enjoying a banquet complete with musical performances by some of their students. Education has and always will be an essential component of the Espwa mission, and we are so grateful for the p...

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Organizing the Clinic
Our visitors from Maine also tackled a big project in the mornings while they were here. They organized our donations in the clinic and brought the items we don't need to a hospital in town. While they worked on that Dr. Margie, our clinic manager, spent th...

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Ending the Week with a Bang
At the end of a fun-filled week, our visitors from Maine had a big celebration in the church building. The activities began with relay races for boys and girls: 3-legged race, beach ball bounce, and sack racing. The kids also helped to build and design a pi...

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Ice Breakers
This week our new friends from Maine have spent lots of time organizing activities for the kids at Espwa. From group discussions and ice breakers to an English-Creole memory game one of the team members created and brought down with her, it's been a fun wee...

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The Espwa Cookbook
The Espwa Cookbook is now for sale online! With the help of Sonia, Adeline, Sam, Gedna and Charlie we've compiled 17 of our favorite Espwa recipes for you to try at home. The recipes include: Haitian Spaghetti, Rice and Bean Sauce, Fish in Spicy Haitian Sau...

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New Medical Director
We are very happy to officially welcome a new Medical Director to Pwoje Espwa. Dr. Margie graduated with her medical degree from Indiana University and currently spends her days in Family Practice in Florida. She's been traveling to Haiti since 2010 to assi...

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Happy Birthday FM!
Yesterday, Father Marc celebrated his 65th birthday. May 9th was a day of celebration at Espwa as we looked back on everything Father Marc has given to the Espwa family. Everyone got to be a part of the festivities from the youngest babies and toddlers, to ...

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Ripe Mangoes Ready to Eat
Espwa has several large mango trees on the property. Though we don't officially harvest this fruit, many of the kids enjoy knocking them down to enjoy a juicy snack. Yesterday, the tree was heavy with dozens of fresh mangoes, and several of the older boys c...
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