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Coleb LaForest

Coleb Laforest studying for a college entrance exam. Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. March, 2007 Another one of those pre-dawn ambles, but this time in Cange, in the central mountains of Haiti. On a hilltop at the center of Zanmi Lasante’s hospital ...

Toy Car

 Josef Obensen running an errand with his toy car. Cange, Haiti. 2007. Josef, running down the main road of Cange. (It has since been paved and he wouldn’t survive – cars and trucks zip along the paved road at more than 40 miles an hour now) He ...

Files

HIV patient files, Zanmi Lasante, Cange, Haiti. March, 2007. My first visit to Zanmi Lasante, in the central Artibonite region of Haiti, was loaded with anticipation. Paul Farmer’s important studies and medical work, and the slightly glossy ...

Oil vendor’s stall

Oil vendor, street side. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March, 2007. Bottles of repackaged cooking oil, on a chair by the roadside. This amounted to a stall, open from before sunrise to after sunset, that rendered a small supplementary income. Battered bottles ...

Dog

Dog. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. Sunrise, March 2007. Along the arterial road/track of Saut Mathurin, this dog just kept following me. It was shy, but each time I stopped to talk, to take photographs, it would draw a bit closer. Dogs wander freely through the ...

Vodoun Tree

Vodoun Tree. Chicken. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March, 2008 Another early morning ramble, but a year later, back to Madame Denise’s house. The sun , not quite above the hillside but the clouds and sky flaming orange and mauve. Madame Denise knew it was ...

Kenson

Kenson. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. 3:09 PM. March 19, 2007 Kenson attended school. His parents, Willio and Edline were my hosts. Both had relatively steady incomes through ORE, being trained agronomists. Both were pivotal members of this very rural community ...

Manuelita Perrin

Manuelita. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. 10:09 AM, March 19, 2007 Manuelita, along with her siblings Samuel, Minoosh and Malli, lived next door to my host family and their cousin, Kenson (see the next post). They followed me everywhere, and were fascinated by the ...

Manuelita Perrin and Banana Trees

Manuelita Perrin. Banana Trees. Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March 19, 2007 Walking and talking with families, many of whom were farmers and associated with ORE, a frequent topic was education. By some estimates, over 90% of schools in Haiti are privately run. ...

Denise Remi at Dawn

Madame Denise Remi, before Sunrise, Saut Mathurin, Haiti. March 19, 2007. Saut Mathurin is a village (more like a hamlet really) in the hilly country just East of a slim tract of all that remains of Haiti’s once-plush tropical forest cover (Pic ...