“Where are all the cats in Port-au-Prince?”

Posted on February 10, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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From Hannah: As a guesthouse manager I field a lot of questions about Haiti. From time to time, I’ll include some of these questions and answers on this blog. This post by Heather gets that ball rolling for us!

Name that fruit….

Posted on February 6, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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Fill in the blank. The fruit pictured below is called __________________. If you said “corossol”, you’re right! This fruit can grow quite large, typically weighing a few pounds, and is characterized by its green color and prickly skin. Inside you’ll find a delectable white pulp with big black seeds similarRead More

The Grand Tour

Posted on February 4, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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What kind of host would I be if I didn’t give you a tour of where I live and work? Managing the guesthouse is one of my primary roles with FHM.

Welcome to our blog!

Posted on January 27, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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First let me say welcome to our new blog! Many of you followed along with Jeff and Janet Portzers’ blog last year during the couple months they were interim guesthouse managers.

Recent Posts
  By: Sarah Beaverson When I first arrived in Haiti, I was overwhelmed by the foreign language I heard around me. I struggled to understand individuals and the Haitian Creole words being yelled across the streets. After mastering the basic “Bonjou” and “Bonswa” (good morning and good afternoon – twoRead More
Meet Soinie. To say Soinie is an inspiration is an understatement! This determined lady is breaking the mold in order to build a better life for her family and the community of Fondwa. Soinie (pronounced swah-nee) has joined our construction crew to build FHM’s Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center.
Many Haitian dishes are not complete without “pikliz”. I’m a Southern gal and cole slaw is a common side dish where I’m from. Well, pikliz looks similar to cole slaw but less creamy and a lot more spicy! Haitians use it as a relish to spice up their dish, takingRead More
If you’ve ever been to Haiti you’ve certainly noticed the colorful booths on the side of the road. These stalls are called borlettes and