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More of Life in Haiti

  • November 18, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

My three weeks is almost up and we are just about organized in the office. Most of the photos are sent to the sponsors of the school... Continue Reading

Stressful Trip to Saint Marc

  • November 15, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

Yesterday, Karen, Ti Luckner, Odner and I headed to Saint Marc to pick up supplies. Truck “Tap Tap” broken down taking people to market On the way there... Continue Reading

Eye Opening Trip to the Mountains

  • November 12, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

On Tuesday we went up into the mountains. Took the security guard, Odner, with us. These people are the poorest of poor. Although, to me they almost... Continue Reading

Office Organization Becoming a Reality!

  • November 10, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

We are slowly getting Karen’s office organized (one of the main things Karen wanted me to do while I was here). Karen has to wear many hats... Continue Reading

Darn Noisy Animals at Night!

  • November 8, 2009
  • HATS Visitors

Yes yes yes yes yes the Haitian animals keep me awake at night!!! The kids make it worth it though :). I am already so attached to... Continue Reading

October Update Newsletter

  • November 3, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

October Newsletter Hello everyone. Surprise. You are hearing from me twice in one month. School has been operating a month and half and this week our students... Continue Reading

New Family Member, Leica, Sponsor Needed

  • October 26, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

This beautiful little girl is the newest addition to the HATS family. Leica is five years old, has a ready smile and an affectionate heart. We are... Continue Reading

Donate Travel Points Anyone?

  • October 21, 2009
  • Dana Kayal

Travelling from Haiti to Canada to see family or for medical help is necessary, for both physical and mental health, for Karen. This is also quite expensive.... Continue Reading

Threatened Again with Corn & Rice

  • October 16, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

Once more we’ve been threatened by neighbours who live next to the mission. In front of the mission compound, between the road and our property, there is... Continue Reading

Birthday Wishes for Ti Luc

  • October 14, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

Happy Birthday Wishes! Ti Luckner recently turned five years old. All of the orphanage children were excited to give birthday hugs and kisses. Dieunel, the newest member... Continue Reading

Help Desperately Needed for Karen

  • October 13, 2009
  • Dana Kayal

This came from an email my mom sent to me. I know she probably wouldn’t share in her updates so much she needs some help, so I’m... Continue Reading

Employee Profiles – Martha & Luckner

  • Karen Huxter

Martha Joel Martha is the employee I have known the longest. I met Martha in 1995 when she worked with my daughter, Liette and her family. Martha... Continue Reading

School is in & HATS is on the Road Again!

  • Karen Huxter

Hello from the Artibonite Valley in Haiti. This update is being written by Karen alone. With our hectic schedules there is no possible chance for Luckner and... Continue Reading

A New Vehicle, Thank Goodness!

  • September 26, 2009
  • Karen Huxter

O happy day!!! 8:00 p.m. Just returned from Port with a new vehicle. Hallelujah. HATS now has a vehicle – in my name of course. It can’t... Continue Reading

Still in Canada, Schooling Results!!

  • Karen Huxter

NOTE: This post is from August 2009 and was added to bridge the gap between the previous blogs. Greetings to all our ‘friends of HATS’. Again this month... Continue Reading