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  • February 14th, 2019

    Even though a lot of our time is spent working on construction projects of some description, it’s great when we’re able to bring a little bit of fun back to ...

  • November 21st, 2018

    Having thought about going to Haiti for a while, I had plenty of time to research the country, its climate, temperatures, population, currency, language etc.  So I thought I was ...

  • October 18th, 2016
    Gena Heraty is from Westport, County Mayo. Gina lives and works thousands of miles from her beloved homeland, all so she can bring a trickle of hope to the lives of the people of Haiti. Just a few short weeks ago, Gena experienced the full force of Hurricane Matthew – and survived. Others weren’t so lucky. Read more here...
  • November 21st, 2018

    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 ...

  • February 8th, 2017
    Four weeks ago, following a conversation between Seamus O Brien, a boat builder, Trevor Whelan, a sailor and I, a volunteer with The Haiti orphanage Project Espwa, an idea to flat pack a traditional West of Ireland Curragh and ship it to Haiti was formed. Read more...........
  • January 1st, 2017
    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. Read more.........
  • October 24th, 2016
    Part of a consignment of medical supplies soon to be loaded on a container which will be sent to Haiti as part of the relief effort.
  • October 19th, 2016
    We had a trip planned for Halloween 2016 to continue with concreting of footpaths and some roof repairs but in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew our plans have changed. Our team will leave Dublin on Saturday 29th of October to spend a week with Gena in Kenscoff to try and repair some of the damage left in the wake of the storm. Gena has sent a report informing us that thankfully there were no injuries or fatalities but the orphanage and surrounding areas took a battering. There has been some structural damage to buildings and damage to trees and vegetation. A number of employees at the orphanage suffered damage to their homes which directly effects their livelihoods and income for the foreseeable future. Our aim is to do what we can in one short week and to prioritise the greatest needs for now. We will be planning another trip in 2017 to continue the work
  • October 14th, 2016
    For those of you that follow the work we do in Haiti, you are no doubt aware that a number of times a year, volunteers from our Organisation travel to Haiti to work on Orphanages there. Currently we are working in an orphanage in Kenscoff where we have been improving the infrastructure within it by putting in wheelchair access paths and ramps. Over the last number of trips we have put in well over 300 square metres of concrete, connecting the different houses on site. Read more here...
  • July 13th, 2016
    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. Read more

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