An Original Kid Returns

From July 31, 2018 This photo came from the first brochure we created to explain the mission of Santa Chiara. It was released in November 2015. It features the first five kids we served. They are all sisters from two families. On the left is Sara. Her two sisters, Lisa and Laura, on the right side, with Laura sitting on…

A Slow Trip

From July 30, 2018 Greetings from Ft. Pierce, Florida. I left Santa Chiara at 2:45pm. I was scheduled to be picked up by the guy who dismantled the bus. He showed up in a dilapidated old pickup truck. He said his SUV had mechanical problems. Billy always comes with me to the airport. But there was no room for him…

Home Improvements

From July 29, 2018 For many months Billy has been hounding me about the need to buy bunk beds for the girls. Many girls sleep on the floor, which actually bothers both of us. We had a bunk bed picked out a month ago, but they had none in stock. Last week we were in the another branch of the…

Power to the Kids

From July 28, 2018 Earlier in the week I mentioned that among a long list of things Santa Chiara needs was the urgent need of 16 new batteries to store energy generated by our solar panels. I said each battery cost $175, which comes to $2,800 for all 16. A Journal reader from Ohio sent a message saying to get…

Lunchtime

From July 27, 2018 Lunch begins with Rolland lining up all the kids…then one by one he squirts a little liquid soap into the hands, followed by splash of water. Read Full Journal Here

Photo Meditation, Part Two

From July 21, 2018 Enjoy these pictures! Read Full Journal Here

Power Play

From July 25, 2018 On Monday evening around 6:45pm, we lost power. The house went dark. No internet. No computer. Refrigerators off. The air conditioner was still working, because it is powered by the diesel generator. Normally, as of late, if we lose power the guys get it restored within minutes. But not last night. We have been losing power…

A Radiant Smile

From July 24, 2018 Shortly after I got back to Santa Chiara, Billy and I headed up the mountainside to the Caribbean Market. I elected to take Bency with us. On the way home, there would be no room for her in the back seat as both sides of the seat would be folded down to accommodate all the boxes.…

The Sean O’Flynn Medical Clinic

From July 23, 2018 Back in early December 2017, two people donated a total of $11,000 to create a medical clinic at Santa Chiara. Here in Haiti, we’ve kept track of everything we’ve spent towards the medical treatment of the children…and also the staff and even the mothers of the kids living with us. We record everything we spend on…

Black & White Photography

From July 22, 2018 A number of people responded very positively to Friday and Saturday’s Journals which featured lots of B&W photographs. I love B&W photography. When I first began photographing global poverty in India back in 2000, I shot actual B&W white film. Those were the days before digital photography changed forever the art of photography. I lugged thousands…