Launch of

Haiti Orphanage Project ESPWA is now live on the world-wide-web! We’ve built this site to let people know what we do, as just as importantly, why and how we do it. As we complete further works on the Island we’ll be documenting them here in words and pictures so you can see just how your … Read more

H.O.P.E wins funding award

Irish Life staff each year choose one Irish based charity and one Irish based international charity to benefit from staff fundraising activities. Haiti Oprhanage Project Espwa put itself forward for consideration for the 2012 award and was delighted to be selected as the Irish based international charity winner. Kieran Tansey, one of the founding members … Read more

February 2012 – Exceeding expectations

In February of 2012, we returned to Ille A Vache. On our last trip we built a pathway from the school to the orphanage, allowing disabled and wheelchair-bound children get to school without having to be carried over rocky and often broken ground. The school itself sits above ground level, with a ramp that many … Read more

July 2011 – Making a difference

One of the great tragedies of recent times is the demand for orphanages across the island of Haiti. It is this that has led to the forming of a small Irish NGO, Haiti Orphanage Project Espwa. Our third trip as a group takes us back to Ille A Vache, an island that lies off the … Read more

Ille a Vache – April 2011

In April 2011 Haiti Oprhanage Project Espwa carried out needs assessments of projects in Haiti with a view to future partnerships.  The second of these trips was in the south of the country, on an island off the port of Les Cayes.   Travelling from Port au Prince, Trish and I left the city behind for … Read more