Sarah Barrett


Sarah Barrett

Yesterday I talked on the phone with my mom for about an hour and she just kept telling me that I needed to post on my blog as soon as possible because my fans were getting antsy. Well guys, I’m sorry I haven’t been writing as much as I would like but it gets pretty busy down here in Haiti. Since my weekend “gateway” in the Southern part of Haiti, there are many stories I would like to share with everyone. Thursday night was Gina’s birthday so we decided it was time to find some American food (something other than rice and beans). Everyone got as dressed up as they could as the days just keep getting hotter and hotter. We ate at this place near the airport called the shack. Brittany and I shared the ... read more
Community Health Day
Community Health Day

So you're probably wondering where I've been. We successfully had our first trip to a little town in the South of Haiti called "Les Cayes" and I have so much to write about. Everything about it was incredible, even the 4 days with no power or wifi. The trip started off with a 4 hour bus ride in a jam packed smaller sized Hampton Jitney basically. I was able to get some sleep seeing as we left HAC around 5:00am in the morning. When we arrived we took a thing called public transportation. Yeah there is public transportation in Haiti. Haitians get around using a simple truck with a bed in the back called a "TapTap" it was definitely an experience to say the least. Let me just say I almost felt as if I were ... read more

It's been way too long since my last blog post so I hope you didn't forget about me!! So much to tell you guys since I last posted so I am going to try and remember everything to the best of my ability. On Thursday night we lost power and didn't have it for 48 hours. You are probably wondering what I did during that time… Well……. I did so much. Friday morning I woke up, took a shower and then we "tried" to fix the broken printer. The only way the printer would work was if you held the power cord in place while we printed. We had to print 70 copies of the instructions we made on how to work the water filters and it took us over an hour (I am grateful for ... read more

Yo, I wish everyone could experience what the daily struggle here is each day. Who knew I was so American and had to have internet 24 hours of the day. Life is quite strange without it. As I sit here cuddling with the cat at 5:24pm, it is the first time we received power since last night. Ah you're probably wondering like what the hell is this girl talking about!? Well see, the government has the power to shut down the power in Haiti whenever they "feel like it" (how absurd). Now that we do have power we are all glued to our electronics (obviously). Besides this funny dilemma, today was the best day yet. Who knew painting could be so hard. Well maybe it isn't hard but I also have the arm strength of a ... read more
New little friend
Just your average day

So the heat continues to blaze over Haiti on this summer Wednesday afternoon. We practically didn't have power all day hence why I am just writing. Since yesterday was left off with my call for coffee, shortly after we tried the best coffee I have ever had in my entire life. I am making sure it is the first thing I purchase to bring back to the states (it's heavenly). I also have found the best running route with a view to die for. Waking up at 6:45am to run almost seems easy because the view I get to experience looking at the mountains in the distance is incredible. Casually I run by every farm animal there is (horses, cows, pigs and chickens). The shower is still brutal and so are the roosters constantly making noise ... read more

I’m back, It’s crazy how much I wish I could write down in words but my words don’t even do it justice. Day 2: When the roosters finally stopped and I was able to doze back into sleep I woke up around 8:30am. After that I took the quickest and coldest shower I have ever taken in my entire life. I don’t think I will ever be used to how cold the water is and how I still manage to sweat right after I get out. Breakfast was served shortly after and consisted of mango, pineapple, banana and pancakes. When I say pancakes I mean a very thin fried piece of dough. Orientation started at 10:00am and I am super excited to start working. We have training today, which consists of learning how to teach the ... read more

Hi friendzz, Who ever thought I would ever come to a third world country? Yeah I didn't. Well I want to keep everyone updated on this amazing trip I have been blessed with. Okay so yesterday started off with a 6:20am flight to Port-au-Prince from JFK. So the early wake up call had me extremely nervous as I went to bed that night. The flight was an easy 3 and a half hours and then I had finally arrived. Standing through customs for an hour when I got off the flight wasn't what I expected and losing one of my bags definitely wasn't in the plan either. I had tears running down my face when the bag incident happened by the way (classic Sarah move). Besides those two rough patches I had finally started my 5 ... read more

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