Today were we're in another Haitian batay called El Tocone. It is located near the same batay we were at yesterday. Genesis is the name of the loan officer that worked with us and she actually worked with us yesterday as well. She has been a great support for us!
We got all set up with the help of our amazing Esperanza crew and drivers and then had our daily huddle. We met an Esperanza associate and heard about the work she has been able to do because of the micro loan she has been able to take out with them. These people are always o grateful to Esperanza and how they have changed their life. The men here work in sugar cane fields suing the harvest season, which is from November-May. The rest of the year they don't have work, and so these women are able to work with Esperanza's help.
Dr. Dale Schisler shared some words about service. He said that when we give of ourselves we are actually the beneficiaries of the service....we always get back more than we give. We tried to remember that today as we served the people of El Tocone. It was a very hot, humid day and we were all tired but it was also a great day...full of gratitude for these people and the things they are teaching us.
We will be staying up tonight and hopefully find out the results of the election. Dr. Dale Schisler has promised us asylum in Canada if are not pleased with the results!
Dr. Myers has a new friend...just not quite sure yet....
Our Drivers---relaxing a bit during the day. They work incredibly hard with the set up and breakdown of our clinic everyday!
This is Catie Freedman distributing New Born Baby Care Kits today.
One of the children of the Dominican in the Hatian Batay where we served to today. They are a joy!
Amy Zito learning and loving dental assisting with Dr. Ricardo.
Marisa (part of Esperanza's team) playing and giving love to this little guy.
Glenda and Roy Hammond...working their magic on a very lucky young lady.
Erin Zito with Princess "Tocone"...a smile of happiness
Lanae and Greg Mann express love and kindness in creating smiles of those they serve today.
Dale and Tadd Behner and this patient...ALL SMILES.
The Batay in El Tocone! Posing for a photo!
This is why we do what we do!
Dr. Myers and Tara pose and say they look marvelous after a hard day working in the heat in the clinic today.