Sunday, May 4, 2014

Thank you Hannah for all your work with ElderCare!

Hannah with Carolle, the ElderCare employee

Hannah's time as the Long Term Missionary that supported ElderCare has come to an end.  We were so sad to see her go, but so grateful for all that she accomplished while she was there.  As a nurse, she strengthened the monitoring and care that the elderly received by further training Carolle.  She is the only reason we were able to start the Community Artisan Program....allowing the elderly and their families to earn money instead of just receiving handouts.  To start a program like this in Haiti is an all consuming task: monitoring and training everyone involved and keeping track of all the details.  Beyond her daily tasks, she also managed all those things that come up: doctor visits, surgeries, deaths and funerals, and request upon request from elders and the community.  And most importantly, by living in Haiti, she was also able to provide such insight into how we do things and always kept the focus on why we serve and doing it in the best way possible for the people we serve. Even though her job is complete, that insight will affect the ElderCare program for a long time to come.  Thank you Hannah for everything you did!!!