Also, this will serve as our annual “stewardship trip” during which we inspect all of the projects and talk with project members to confirm we have a clear understanding of progress. Periodic visits are a good policy both to improve our understanding of their current needs and to validate that funds are being used as promised.
Alix and Mike will visit our adopted village, Boileau to discuss their new priorities for projects following the earthquakes and the February flooding. Despite valiant efforts at email and telephone contact, our communication is always incomplete. Personal visits provide a chance to get a more detailed understanding of their situation so we can bring back an updated picture for the Haitian Pilgrim group.