Buying plantains in an American grocery store can be a challenge, especially if you aren’t sure how to tell whether a plantain is ripe. For one thing, (depending on where you live) store associates might not be very knowledgeable when you ask for help. They may not even know what a plantain is. I was … More A Plantain Buyer’s Guide
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Naomi Osaka may play for Japan, but she makes it clear that she’s also representing Haiti. The 20-year old rising tennis star was born in Osaka, Japan, but she now lives and trains in the U.S. Her breakthrough came in 2016 when she advanced to the final of the Toray Pan Pacific Open and was … More Haitian athlete to watch: Naomi Osaka
The other day, a friend of mine shared a Haitian proverb with me that her mother often uses: “Se grès kochon ki kwit kochon.” Translation: “It’s the pig’s own fat that cooks it.” I love trying to figure out the meanings of proverbs; they’re like riddles. So I thought about it for a few seconds, … More Haitian Proverbs: Worth a Deeper Look
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Speaking Creole opens doors for real growth during your time in Haiti. Language helps create real, meaningful relationships. You have the chance to learn from the community where you work and foster friendships that wouldn’t have been possible before.