Talking about Arcahaie these are the certain particularity we are :
1. It's in Arcahie the Haitian flag 🇭🇹 was sown by a certain courageous woman who called Catherine Flon. Arcahaie is called "the city of flag"
2. Culturally in Arcahaie we have the best plantation of plantains ,bananas (figue bananes), and eggplants, etc.
3. In Arcahaie, we have one the most beautiful park and public market.
4. In Arcahaie we have the most beautiful beach ⛱ mostly in montrouis (cotes des aracadins)
5. We have the most beautiful mountains ⛰
6. Very nice landscaping (green flowers 💐 and plants 🪴)
7. We have particularity of the way the way the people live together ( which we can call hospitality)
8. Traditionally , we have voodoo practice : we celebrate every nov 1st to nov the 2nd what is call "Guede" or loas that's where the people go to the cemetery in order to venerate the death.
9. Traditionally we have rara where the band goes around towns playing music, and you would see a lot people having fun 😀 li kie rara
10. The last thing I can say is that in Arcahie we have one of the famous catholic church where the politicians and presidents usually comes to celebrate our Haitian flag 🇭🇹 or freedom as a nation and that's when the president would deliver his speech every year!!
– Wisly Dange, CHI Haiti Operations Director
If you missed our last webinar after the 2022 Spring Haitian Led Clinic (HLC), you can catch the replay above! We hope you'll join us for the next one and stay tuned for our next Virtual Clinic to get exclusive content and stories at the next HLC.
Every quarter CHI provides a report to give updates on our programs and what's soon to come. Within the report there are clickable links to help give you more information on certain programs or events mentioned in the report. You can check out and download our 2022 Q1 report HERE.
CHI was able to interview one of our Co-Founders, Dr. Chris Buresh, about his reflections and hopes for the future of CHI. Check out the interview with him below!
CHI is celebrating its 10 year anniversary all year long leading up to our CHI360 gala event on Sept. 17th in Iowa City, IA at The Graduate Hotel!
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Abélard’s story with CHI began when a medical team was working in his area but didn’t have an interpreter. At the time, he was working at a local bar as a bartender and he offered to come interpret for the medical team. He has been interpreting with us ever since and also works with our IT Director Steve Yagla to input patient records into our TEBOW medical records system. Currently, Abélard is officially apart of the CHI staff in Haiti and he is our IT Specialist handling patient records data entry at our Haitian Led Clinics, and he also still interprets for us as well. He shared that he truly loves his work with CHI, and this job helps to fund his schooling.
Abelard taught himself English by reading and speaking with others, and he hopes to learn Portuguese, Spanish, and Sign Language in the future. He also hopes to one day be a businessman and open a hotel or bar.
If you missed our last webinar after the Winter Haitian Led Clinic (HLC), you can catch the replay above! We hope you'll join us for the next one and stay tuned for our next Virtual Clinic to get exclusive content and stories at the next HLC.
10 years ago our co-founders Chris Buresh and Josh White started CHI Haiti and we're thrilled that we're still here providing life-saving medical care to the communities we serve in Haiti.
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We interviewed Rigan & Dr.Daphene to talk about their reflections from the year and their their hopes for CHI Haiti in 2022.
Check out the video below!
Written by: Gabrielle Belanger, CHI Summer Intern
Julmis has been working with CHI since the 2010 earthquake. To help provide medical relief, he started working as a translator for Dr. Chris, one of CHI’s co-founders.
Julmis says that when CHI first entered Arcahaie, medical care seemed “upside down and very rare.” When people came from Fondal for health care, many people suffered or did not make it on the way. He feels that CHI has greatly improved the quality of life and health care in the area, and has helped to educate so many people on various sanitary and medical issues, including how to use the bathroom in a sanitary manner and how to help mothers during childbirth.
Julmis is passionate about his work with CHI and education. Outside of his work with CHI, Julmis works as a math teacher at the secondary level. Julmis dreams of an even more beautiful Haiti in the future, with strong and innovative education systems which would empower more people and provide life-changing opportunities.
Written by: Gabrielle Belanger, CHI Summer Intern
Kenderson joined the CHI team as an interpreter five years ago, when his friend convinced him to apply. Although Kenderson had learned to speak English while in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was reluctant to look for a job as a translator and already had a position at a restaurant/bar. His friend eventually convinced him to give it a try, and he has been working with CHI ever since. He says that looking back, it would have been a mistake to not take this opportunity.
He shared that the reason his time with CHI has had such a significant impact on his life is because of the amazing things he has seen during his time with the organization, like young children being nursed back to health. He loves seeing people who previously lacked access to medical attention receive quality care from our team.
His hope for the future of CHI is for the organization to create a permanent hospital with 24/7 care, ran entirely by Haitian staff in order to grow the economy, create jobs, and provide constant access to medical care for residents of the area.