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Dana Kayal

Random thoughts on our last day – by Dana

  • December 27, 2013
  • Dana Kayal

Unconditional love.  That’s what being here is about. The kids love you to pieces, running up to you every day for hugs and sometimes just hanging by... Continue Reading

The one who’s name we cannot say…

  • December 23, 2013
  • Dana Kayal

Little Sandra here LOVES Dickie. Uncle Dickie to me. Every day since he was here in Oct she asks my mom when he’s coming back. We arrived... Continue Reading

Madame No!

  • December 22, 2013
  • Dana Kayal

Today is Sunday. Madame No! left here very early to get to the airport to pick up my sister & her kids, so I figured today was... Continue Reading

Life is different here

  • December 22, 2013
  • Dana Kayal

In many ways Haiti is just like Canada. In many ways, it is different. Here’s a few examples of the differences: Housing… My mom’s house is not... Continue Reading

Mountain Trek to Terrenet – Part 2

  • December 21, 2013
  • Dana Kayal

So there we are, sitting on rocks on the path waiting to see if there is anyone over on the other ridge. Ronel looks around and tells... Continue Reading

The Mountain Trek – Part 1

  • December 20, 2013
  • Dana Kayal

So today Ronel and I trekked up the mountain to seek his family.  That sounds much simpler than it was! Let me start at the beginning!  Almost... Continue Reading

Dec 18 – Dana & Kids arrive

  • December 19, 2013
  • Dana Kayal

We arrived yesterday just after 10 and cleared security within 20 minutes. WOW, huge improvements in the airport. The kids mentioned it’s ‘just like a normal airport’.... Continue Reading

Another Dana Blog!

  • January 4, 2012
  • Dana Kayal

I’ve had the intention to write another blog since the day I left Haiti, over a week ago. I thought it was hard to write a blog... Continue Reading

Dana – Fantastic blogger, goat herder and photographer!!!

  • December 28, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

Can’t fill her shoes. Since I tried to teach my girls, Dana and Liette, when they were growing up, to be themselves always, I guess that relates... Continue Reading

Last day here at HATS!

  • December 26, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

Bugs – Okay, so those that have been here before have mentioned in comments and emails they’ve had no bug problems. You’re welcome! I’ve experience all the... Continue Reading

Haiti Christmas

  • December 25, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

Yesterday was a lot of painting, a secret project of Christmas present for ‘mom’, tons of wrapping (well ‘bagging’), visiting in Borel, brining the turkey, getting the... Continue Reading

Gifts ready, Report Card Day, Biting Ants

  • December 23, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

130 Gifts are Complete! We did ~130 gifts, we may need up to 100 although with extra’s Mom will be all set and have gifts she can... Continue Reading

A whole blog about sleep

  • December 23, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

2 Big Sleepovers. My kids all decided last night to stay down at the kids home. There are two kids homes, one for girls, one for the... Continue Reading

Goat & Paint update, Roosters, Haiti Stats

  • December 22, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

Roosters. Contrary to popular belief Roosters don’t just crow at dawn, unless dawn is from 11pm to 8am. You know how in a movie one dog will... Continue Reading

100 Gifts, Market, More

  • December 22, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

The kids project today is to prepare 100 small gifts for the children that attend church. We had about 50 children last week and mom told them... Continue Reading