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Jackie Eiting, a long-time friend of Lila and Andrew Meade, was an invaluable participant on the trip to Haiti. She was always looking out for everyone else; always had some new piece of knowledge to share; and even after a long hike, was full of life and more energy than anyone else. We wanted everyone […]

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After a relaxing couple of days by the beach, and some successful handcraft and iron sculpture shopping in Jacmel, we finally arrived safely back in New York. Everyone is exhausted, but already missing Haiti. It was difficult to say goodbye, especially to Pere Wildaine who stayed with us the entire trip.
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Day 1: 3.16.15
After a challenging 3:30 wake up call, a rough car ride to the airport, and assistance from generous airport employees who waived the fee for our extra luggage, we are finally here in Port au Prince! It all began to set in when we were sitting on the plane, and the gorgeous Haitian […]

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It’s hard to believe the day is finally here, but the trippers are currently preparing to go to Haiti in less than 24 hours! Today has been jam-packed with shopping, cooking, packing, and bonding (and yes, going a little crazy). It has been a busy day, but everyone is just excited for the travels and […]

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Sarah Oliver is a senior at Vassar College, majoring in Anthropology and pursuing a future career in medicine. In Vassar Haiti Project, Sarah is currently serving as the President of Internal Operations and is an invaluable member of the organization. She has had the opportunity to go Chermaitre, Haiti twice, during both her freshman and […]

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Andrew and Lila Meade, Carly Ritter ’05, Dr. Dan Katz from the Medical Advisory Board, and Tamsin Chen ’15 are returning tomorrow from their week-long trip in Haiti. We eagerly await their arrival with open arms, and look forward to updates from the school teachers, women’s co-operative, and other partners in Chermaitre!

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The spring project assessment trip to Haiti is happening in less than 24 hours! 13 VHPers will land in Port-au-Prince before making their way up to Gros Morne, to Chermaitre, and finally to Jacmel. Along the way, they will assist in a clinic day in the newly completed Chermaitre-Fiervil Clinic, and buy Haitian arts and handcrafts […]

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Na wè pita, Ayiti !

Today is our last day in Haiti. The past 11 days have been a memorable experience that we cannot wait to share with all the VHP members in Poughkeepsie. After a 7-hour drive and countless stops at the gas stations, we finally returned to the historic Hotel Oloffson from Cap Haitien. It was a very […]

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Hello from Gros Morne! We woke up before the sun to a glorious orchestra of rooster crows, cat meows, dogs barking and goats bleating this morning, and have just fueled up on breakfast at our dear partner Pere Jonas’ home. We are extremely excited to go to the Chermaitre-Fiervil clinic, then make the hike to […]

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As co-vice president of the Merchandise Committee, I have always seen the paintings in the setting of stretching, inventory, and art sales at Vassar. Yesterday was a great opportunity to experience the artwork in Haiti not only for me, but also for the trippers because this is where it all begins. VHP flourishes through the […]

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