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Dana Kayal

Being Here is About Unconditional Love

  • 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... Continue Reading

He Who Cannot be Named…

  • 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... 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... 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:... Continue Reading

The Mountain Trek – 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... 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... Continue Reading

Bugs Spray for Mosquitoes or Cockroaches??

  • 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... Continue Reading

How Many People fit in a Haitian Pickup?

  • 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... Continue Reading

Last Day in the Country of Contrasts!

  • 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.... Continue Reading

Haiti Christmas 2011

  • 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... Continue Reading

Gifts, 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... 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,... Continue Reading

Goats, Painting, 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... 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... Continue Reading

Canal Walk, More Goats, Creatures

  • December 21, 2011
  • Dana Kayal

Canal Walk:Finally, today we had our Canal walk. One stroller wheel is flat and we’ve been waiting to get it fixed.... Continue Reading