A Potpourri of Activities

Posted on October 5, 2013 by Family Health Ministries under Mission Journal
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As our third week in Haiti comes to end, I realize that there are many things we’ve done that we haven’t told you about. Here are a few new stories: Bob working on the coconut with a very dull machete Visiting Dr. Delson Merisier againwith Bob and Claudia Lempp, friendsRead More

Women Helping Women – Building a Women’s Clinic in the Haitian Mountains

Posted on October 4, 2013 by Family Health Ministries under Mission Journal
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When Building Goodness Foundation of Charlottesville confirmed their partnership with FHM to Sara at the FHM Guesthouse build a women’s clinic in the mountains above Leogane, they had the idea it would be great to have a woman architect to design the new facility. Sara Harper was in Haiti thisRead More

Who Knew? Visiting the Kleren Factory

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Family Health Ministries under Mission Journal
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  Outside the old factory where they still sell the liquid Back in 2007, I visited the kleren factory down the street from where the FHM guesthouse is now located.  At the time, I was with Dr. Delsen Merisier, Dr. David Walmer, and a group of Duke students. I distinctly remember howRead More

Everyday Scenes at the Guesthouse

Posted on October 2, 2013 by Family Health Ministries under Mission Journal
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Everyday Scenes at the Guesthouse Sunrise over the mountains – in back of the house. Another diesel fuel delivery – although there is a plan for a large tank in the ground with fuel truck delivery. “Fig-yo” because “bannann-you” are plantains. Burning our trash in the side field. Feast forRead More

Money Musings

Posted on October 1, 2013 by Family Health Ministries under Mission Journal
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A typical challenge for travelers abroad is,of course, figuring out the money system. But a really curious aspect of that challenge is when the tradition of the culture is to use a “virtual” denomination that doesn’t actually exist in the currency in use. I remember traveling to England back inRead More

FHM News

Representatives of the UNC School of Nursing, Rhonda Lanning and Leslie Hackenbracht traveled to Haiti last week with Family Health Ministries. They were in country for the opening of the new Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center. The Center saw more than 50 patients during their first 3 days of operation. It was wonderfulRead More

The Global Health PLUS (Placement of Life Changing Usable Surplus) Program, in association with Duke Global Health Institute, allowed Family Health Ministries to glean hospital equipment from inventory to use for the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center in Haiti. The mission of Duke Global Health PLUS is to make this surplus medical equipmentRead More

Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. We have a day for giving thanks. We have a day for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, communityRead More

PIZZA WITH A PURPOSE! Join us Sunday, August 16th anytime during the day to dine out for Haiti at California Pizza Kitchen at The Streets at Southpoint, 6910 Fayetteville Road #154, Durham, NC 27713. 20% of your check will be donated to Family Health Ministries including dine in, take out,Read More