Kenscoff March 2016

The time spent working in an orphanage is very often the easy part of organising a humanitarian trip to Haiti. Planning a trip includes the identification of an orphanage to work in, assessment of the work that needs doing, raising of the funds needed to carry out the work, liaising with the local contacts to … Read more

Kenscoff October 2015

Our Halloween trip this year started out from Dublin airport on Sunday 25th Of October 2015,and  while there were only a few travelling, I was really looking forward to the trip as it would be my first venture North of Port au Prince to Kenscoff. I had travelled numerous times to Haiti already but my … Read more

Kenscoff August 2015

Its hard to put into words the rollercoaster of emotions felt on our most recent trip to the orphanage in Kenscoff, Haiti. It was noticeable from outside that the noise levels normally associated with an orphanage with over 600 children and young adults were somewhat subdued. Before travelling the news had reached us of the … Read more

March 2015 Il a Vache Grace Orphanage

  On Friday 27th April we set out  from Dublin and after spending overnight in New York we landed in Port au Prince, Haiti on Saturday 28th April 2015. It was at the airport that the group of 11 split into two teams. Three members of the group met with Mayo native Gena Heraty and … Read more

October Trip 2013

The final phase of the project was completed in late October/ early November, a group of twelve Irish volunteers travelled to the orphanage on October 26th for a week to finish the building work. We were also joined in New York by three American volunteers from Block Island who wanted to experience volunteer life in … Read more

July Trip 2013

Our second trip this year to Haiti took place in June/July; we travelled out to Ill a Vache to work on the Physiotherapy room which was started last February.  As usual our team consisted of Irish and Haitian workers and continued great friendships that have developed along with the help of Chavane a local teacher … Read more

Nuala goes Solo – March 2013

I’m Nuala Falvey and I travelled solo to Haiti on March 23rd.  After a stopover in New York, and after the usual jeep journey to Le Caye, I arrived on Il a Vache on Sunday evening 24th March.  This was my fourth trip to Haiti and my first trip travelling alone. I stayed within the … Read more

Overcoming Hurdles – February 2013 Project

In January 2013 the Haiti Orphanage Project Espwa Ltd received a great boost with the pledge of €70,000 from the Irish Life Staff Charities.  The money is already earmarked to provide a new physiotherapy and classroom facility for the adults and children with Special Needs.   We plan to have the new unit in place and … Read more

Irish Life Staff Charity Donation

Haiti Orphanage Project ESPWA were delighted to be selected as one of two Irish Life Staff Charities for 2012.   On January 29th 2013 Irish Life Group presented us with a generous donation of €70,000, proving yet again the willingness of people to look beyond their own lives towards those in need within the wider community. … Read more

‘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 … Read more