Our team started the day as we have started the entire week- enjoying a delicious breakfast prepared by the Haitian staff. Every dish is devoured, but oatmeal is a team favorite – often with the bowl being scraped clean! We loaded up on the tap-tap and headed off to Rosie’s boutique. It was a lovely shop filled with beautiful stitched cards, tops, jewelry, ornaments, décor, and local delicacies. They also had a refreshing smoothie/frappe/ice cream shop within the boutique and we all enjoyed the treat. Kayla (the owner) is an American who started Rosie’s after coming down on a mission trip in college with her family. You could tell her passion for job creation and her love for the women she works with and employs.
We headed off to Wahoo Bay, for a rejuvenation day. The beach was breathtaking- with mountains in the background and the blue Caribbean Sea surrounding us. Our team tried their hand at jet skiing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and the water trampoline. Only 4 team members were stung by the jellyfish- who was later captured. The employees caught fresh crab in the ocean, and cooked for us over a fire. The brave shell-fish loving team members really enjoyed it! In fact, we enjoyed our day so much that the guys had a difficult time prying us away from the coast.
We ended our day at Fleri, the bakery and restaurant located near Grace school, and started by Healing Haiti nearly 2 years ago. We were able to tour the facility, and were delighted to hear how much growth the company has had in such a short period of time. As a team, we were able to share and try almost everything on the menu, including goat! The pizza was truly exceptional, and the delicious crust and toppings almost incomparable to anything we know of at home. Desserts were unique and tasty- and the iced coffee was exactly what we needed!