Micro Enterprise’s at La Piste
Well Kyle got here on Saturday and by Wednesday he had still not visited La Piste, so we tracked down a vehicle and headed over to the camp. We were greeted with many warm welcomes and bulldozer hugs from the kids! It was good to see smiling faces as the recognized Kyle from his previous trip to Haiti…when he was only a ‘visitor’.
Mackinson, one of the deaf community leaders walked with us on a full tour of the camp. Kyle was not able to really walk around and see the span of the deaf community property on his previous trip. As we walked we saw many micro-enterprises people have started in their home. Some make and sell their crafts out of their houses and others have turned their front porch into a store front. We saw nail salons and hair dressers, tailors, and artists. I was impressed with the deaf man who has cut up old cans and tin to make typical Haitian outdoor cookers, ‘recho’ in Kreole, used with charcoal to heat up food. I was so happy to see many in the camp taking initiative to support themselves!