Before Columbus’ arrival, Haiti had been known by a few names: “Ayiti” by the native population, “Quisqueya” to the people on surrounding islands, and “Bohio” as well. “Ayiti” comes from the Taíno, meaning “Flower of high land” which is more commonly translated as “Mountainous land”. Within a matter of decades following Christopher Columbus’ 1492 landing… More How Haiti Got its Name – A reminder this Columbus Day
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Building off of the question Morgan asked – Where does my time matter? My experiences in Haiti have inspired me to take a closer look at my role in my own community here at home. Many of the problems I saw overseas, and that overwhelming sense that you’ll never be able to remedy all of the… More How Traveling to Haiti Helped Me See What Needs to Be Done at Home.
by ASLAN RENTZ NOAKES originally posted on SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 Shared with Permission, All Photos Copyright Empower Haiti Together Original Title: The Charcoal Lady Roche nan dlo pa konnen doule rouche nan soley. A rock in the water does not know the pain of a rock in the sun. – Haitian Proverb In Fond Parisien, a rural village in… More The Charcoal Lady
Kreyòl pale, kreyòl konprann.
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.