4 results for author: Glenda Powers


Colminy, October 17, 2016

Hi, This will be a bit of a hodge podge message from here in Haiti. As you may already know Saturday was our 1st day to visit Colminy's malnutrition treatment clinic. We were pleased to find the staff was much more organized than the day it opened back in May. Everyone seemed to know their role and worked well as a team. Just under 20 mommies came with their kids, mostly babies ...so bloomin' cute! 2 were discharged because they'd reached an appropriate weight. Of the 3 admitted, 2 were severely malnourished, the other only moderately so. And one was referred. This adorable toddler had been in the program for 7 weeks, yet continued to lose ...

In Haiti, October 14, 2016

Hello from Haiti, Our 1st of 6 weeks is nearly over. No hurricane damage noticed anywhere from Port au Prince to Colminy, except along St. Marc's waterfront. We went through there on Wednesday, after visiting Colminy's main water source. They call this a creek, but actually it's a concrete lined canal. We arrived later than most folks fetch their daily water but still found a few stragglers. One topless old woman and a younger one were scrubbing clothes as a chicken strutted along the edge. 2 naked children were enjoying a splash while a man was washing up and a young woman was filling her 5-gallon bucket for the family's daily supply of drinkin...

The Birth of HHC

When our mission team entered one of Colminy’s school rooms, rows of students were squeezed together on low benches. White people! A diversion. All eyes quickly shifted towards us. Shelly, our photographer-daughter, grinned as she held up her camera. Most students smiled back in anticipation of becoming her subject. As is typical, she squatted for child’s-eye-view. I never knew exactly what she did, but suddenly a chorus of giggles filled the room. One little girl leaned forward to see her better. An enormous smile splashed across her face. This was 2014; our second trip to Colminy. As was the team’s custom, each evening ended with ...

Opening Healing and Hope for Colminy Malnutrition Treatement Clinic

Since my arrival there have been both problems and progress. I'll start with the problems. For one, it took forever to get here. Pilots on the plane we'd boarded in Miami noticed a potential mechanical problem. So we sat on the tarmac for 2 hours while they figured out what to do. Finally they announced we were to change planes. So, we all off-loaded, dashed through the airport to a distant terminal, only to wait for another hour. Naturally we arrived in PAP quite late. Rick and others (who had arrived early morning) were anxiously waiting as it would soon grow dark and they were aware of problems on the only road ahead. A bridge was out! The ...