Sunday, February 23, 2014

Canaan Medical Clinic - Hope Haitian Partners + Vermont/New Hampshire Team

Some of the older Coram Deo guys and their friends have formed a mission outreach team out in the new post-earthquake settlement of Canaan. Almost 100,000 people live in this new city. Many live in tarp homes and permanent home construction has begun for some of the settlers in Canaan. Their mission is called Hope Haitian Partners. Their families live out in Canaan and they want to bring an outreach program to the people of Canaan. Ed, Ken, and the Vermont/New Hampshire team set up a medical clinic in Canaan on Wednesday.

Hope Haitian Partners, Haitian young adults working to help better the lives of people living in Canaan.

Tarps provided some shade from the hot sun.

Ed was put of commission early after cutting his hand.

The team members spread out in the yard of one of our sponsor students home.

The pharmacy is in the background. People are lined up to get their prescriptions filled.

We visited the Canann clinic site after our trip to Mirebalais.

Janneke and Janelle came along.

Canaan is a dry, arid place with no shade.

Ken kept busy doing tooth extractions.

The registration table .

Patients waiting on benches.

One of the service providers listening to a lady's chest. Jn. Eddy is helping doing the translating.

Luc came along with us to for the ride to Mirebalais. He stayed in Canaan to help with translating.

One of the service providors.

This woman was scared to get a tooth pulled.

Ed, and other members of the clinic team.

Hope Haitian Partners. Haitians helping Haitians. It is great to see the Haitian people helping each other.

One of the consultation stations.

Macdonald and Eryl helping at the registration table.

Patients leaving with their medicines.

A view from the gate looking into the yard.

Rugged living out in Canaan.

The majority of the homes in Canaan are still tarp structures.

A family walking home from the clinic site.

Canaan is on flat land at the base of a mountain.

Next door neighbours to the clinic site.

Patients waiting to be seen. The guys transported our clinic benches from our place to the clinic site for the day.

James Calixte and his mother. She graciously provided the use of her yard to hold the clinic. Johnny Calixte is James older brother and a student at Adoration Christian School. Adoration Christian School helped the Calixte family build a cement block house.

I told the guys to stack the benches and chairs like the truck in the Beverly Hillbillies show.

Nobody wanted to sit on the chair but they sat on the benches. I drove my best so that Kimosabe wouldn't buck the guys off from the top of the truck. We should have used some rope as seat belts for the guys.

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