Truth be told, our volunteers are Ambassadors to Midwives for Haiti each time they spend a week in Hinche! Most volunteers are touched by their experience and return home as advocates for our work in the Central Plateau. Some veteran volunteers go the extra mile in this advocacy and fundraising. This Ambassador participated in the $3,000 Challenge during our spring fundraiser for the Mobile Prenatal Clinic and prefers to remain unnamed, but travels yearly to spend a week with the eager students and hardworking people of Haiti.
“The first year I volunteered, Mobile Prenatal Clinics went to 6 or 8 villages,” she says, “and Hospital Ste. Therese had no running water or electricity for hours per day. With each return visit, I see huge improvements – not only in quality of life (there are now paved roads and electric power to Hinche!), but also in the quality and capability of the students and curriculum. In addition to saving mothers, babies and families, Midwives for Haiti has positively impacted numerous layers of social and economic systems in Hinche. I chose Midwives for Haiti as my medical volunteer organization because they were teaching Haitians how to care for Haitians – not just provide a few weeks of care. MFH has overwhelmingly exceeded my expectations, and I keep returning! Oh! And I just LOVE the bananas!”