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TRAVEL NOTICE

To all visitors intending to travel to Pwojè Espwa Sud in Les Cayes, Haiti: our Guest House is currently not accepting non-essential, mission-related visitors

 

On April 9, 2019, the US Department of State re-issued a LEVEL 4: DO NOT TRAVEL advisory for Haiti.  The “Do Not Travel” advisory was issued due to crime, civic unrest, and kidnapping. 

 

In recent months the security situation in Haiti has deteriorated.  Violent protests against government corruption have increasingly presented dangers to travelers throughout the country.  These dangers have been recently characterized by aggressive behavior of gangs which has reduced the security of travel. Kidnapping is the most recent addition to the warning.

To read more, please visit the following site: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Haiti.html

We have achieved relative security on campus for our children, staff and schools, but because of the instability and the volatility in the commodity (food clothing and supplies) and fuel markets, your support is need now more than ever

Please consider an extra gift to help us through these challenging times.  Your support will allow us to continue providing much needed support to the poorest families in living in uncertainty and insecurity in Haiti.

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If you have already visited Espwa, please CLICK HERE and complete our survey

I fell in love with Espwa during my first visit last year. Hard to put into words, but there was a real "heart" connection with the kids and staff. It is a special place. My visit was focused primarily on the girls and the teachers. Relationships were initiated during that first visit that I treasure very much!

- Maria Simeone

There is hardly a more heartbreaking sight than seeing an orphan in Haiti--many of them who have families who simply cannot feed and clothe them. Of course there is the emotional response to their plight, but there is a more pragmatic hope--that given a chance in a loving, caring environment, these children can grow up to be leaders, people who can move their communities and the country itself in a positive, healthy direction.

- Jackie Wilson

This place is amazing! The kids and their caregivers will restore your faith in the human spirit. The magic of Espwa is that there is a childhood provided for the kids there that would not exist otherwise.Haiti has a very very long way to go, but this is a hopeful place with clean, well fed, happy children, teachers, house moms, and support staff. Fr Marc and all of the others should be very proud of their accomplishments. Help them in any way that you can!

- Kerri McDonough Croland
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