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You too can make a difference – Fintan’s Story

I joined the Espwa Halloween team at Dublin Airport, initially with Kieran, Mags, Marie and later at our New York connection with Joe.  After some 9 hours flight time we arrived safely at Toussaint Louverture Airport.  We collected our luggage successfully from reclaim, but I learned I needed a docket (from Dublin) to match the label on the bag to navigate through Airport security; much to my chagrin, a docket I did not have! After a very discrete group huddle, ...

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Kenscoff November 2016

  Little did we know when Kieran Tansey and I were planning our trip to  visit the orphanage and continue the great work done on previous trips, to improve the access for wheelchair users to the rest of the schools and orphanage did we know the people of Haiti would be hammered by yet again by another natural disaster. Hurricane Mathew hit Haiti on the 17th October, with winds of 230kph and torrential ran for 2 days it was hard to see ...

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How We Spend Your Donations

Dear Supporters, You may have seen recent news stories and might be questioning how some Irish charities use your donations, and whether the time and energy you commit to causes is worthwhile. Much has been said about the need for charities to adopt the highest standards and we fully support this and have always been open and transparent about everything we do.  We have implemented the Governance Code and are registered with the Charities Regulatory Authority. We were founded in 2010 and registered ...

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March 2015 Kenscoff

Having travelled with our fellow Volunteers from Dublin via New York we parted company outside the airport at Port au Prince where our ‘Big Boss’ for the next week in the form of the one and only Gena Heraty from Westport welcomed us and brought us to her Orphanage in Kenscoff. Kenscoff is about 5,000 feet above sea level so we had a gradual and extraordinarily scenic climb up from PaP for about 90 minutes on a recently well surfaced road ...

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‘Adi’ the Haitian Tractor

All through January, a very special container has been making its way to Haiti.  Inside is ‘Adi the Haitian Tractor’. Her name comes from her original Irish registration, ADI, which covers the county of Roscommon in the west of Ireland- and comes from a time many of us wouldn’t even remember. Adi is over 50 years old, but has been the subject of a full nut and bolt restoration to put her back to better than factory condition.  Every inch of her ...