Notre Dame de Lourdes – January 2012 mission trip

In January 2012, a team of 10 traveled meeting another team member who was already in Haiti volunteering at a medical clinic. Due to mechanical difficulties with Father Magloire’s truck, four members of the team stayed at Wings of Hope, they were able to meet with Catholic Relief Services to understand partnership opportunities and (with our medical students from Belle Fontaine) toured Quisqueya University and met with the administrator there. Seven members of the team traveled on to Belle Fontaine, three stayed in Bassin Medor. The team in Bassin Medor did water quality testing and demonstrated the John Hayes water system (it uses water and table salt to create chlorine for water purification). Due to the cholera outbreak a significant amount of education has been done on the use of chlorine to purify water, the team found a high degree of interest in the Hayes system. Four team members made an additional trip to Ducrabon where Sister Maria is overseeing the establishment of the hospital to tour the hospital and meet with Father Magloire to review his priorities. It was established that support for education (both in Belle Fontaine and for the medical students) was his top priority.

Here is a link to an article written by Sister Maria Leal – http://www.elnortedecastilla.es/v/20110103/valladolid/vallisoletana-olvidados-haiti-20110103.html

Here are some of the pictures, enjoy:

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