It’s Why I Knew I Had to Come Back

A little girl around 2 years old was waiting for another volunteer to return with her dossiers. Using the little French I could remember from high school, I called her “une belle enfant” – “a beautiful child“. Her mother (or other relative) who was holding her smiled.

Then the elderly woman behind her said “Et vous etes belle aussi” – “and you are beautiful also“. What a compliment!

This is my second trip with FOTCOH and I’ve fallen in love with the beauty of Haiti all over again – the people, the culture, the land. It’s why I knew I had to come back.

Emily Toohill, non-medical volunteer