A place where it is not just about money but doing the right thing and making the world a better place.
Not only is a wedding a serious event in Haiti but posing for a photo is too. This was a big day for the whole island. Watch the wedding video under photos at the bottom of the page. Wagner and Melin now have 3 children.
A place where we reach out to families and help them find ways to enrich their lives not just with things but with faith, customs and heritage. A place where we step in and save lives but also build good citizens on this Earth.
We aim to give a hand up to hard working people who just want to get some food, shelter and some peace from a poverty that seems to stick to this country like paint on a wall.
A place that is safe for our sailboats to travel to from North America and participate in the rebuilding of Haiti. A Maritime community that has seen the likes of Columbus, Drake, and many buccaneers along with pirates. The actual home of the pirates of the Caribbean, especially the likes of Sir Henry Morgan and Francis Ollanais. A history that goes back thousands of years with the Taino and Arawak Indians that lived here in a lush land. Yes, Ile a Vache - meaning Cow Island, got its name from the Spanish who abandoned their cows in the early 1500s to go and find the Aztec gold in Mexico. These animals flourished as no natural predators on the island, leaving them to be found by the buccaneers a 100 years later. They would barbecue this meat which was called "boucan" and thus "buccaneers" where born.
Map of Ile a Vache 1764
Enjoy the many colours and views of Haiti in this site.
Bay of Ferrett used by the Pirates of the Caribbean for hundreds of years, a Sir Henry Morgan anchorage.
Video discussing the trip to Haiti
See us on Facebook @friendsofileavachehaiti GIVING A HAND UP AND NOT A HAND OUT