What is Haiti REALLY like?

We hear a lot about devastation and hardship in Haiti. The earthquake and its aftermath. The coups, the upheaval. The cholera and the lack of opportunity. And while all of these things are part of Haiti’s reality, there is so much more to the country than the suffering.

Now that we’ve returned from two trips to Haiti where we’ve been planning for our next candle-making adventure with Haitian women, we thought we’d share some of our journey in images.

Our photos attempt to share some of the spirit of Haiti – the artwork, the people, the beautiful landscape. There is an infectious spirit of creativity and resilience that has captivated and inspired us.

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs, with Siiri Morley and Danielle St. Lot

Siiri Morley (2nd from right) with Danielle St. Lot (center) and her team

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Danielle St. Lot with students in her Femmes de Democratie training program

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

The streets of Cap Haitien

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Everything is art in Haiti, especially the public transportation

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Dinner at a historic hotel in Port-au-Prince

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Beautiful Haitian artwork around every corner

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

A view of the Haitian mountains

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Haitian women learning about Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Cap Haitien

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Port-au-Prince

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Vibrant Haitian paintings

Prosperity Candle in Haiti, beginning to build a candle-making enterprise with women entrepreneurs

Haiti's beautiful Caribbean coastline

Are you ready?


  1. Haiti is beautiful,
    full of passion in art and the joy they bring. they are great people and i wish to visit there someday:)


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