Our KOFAEL women’s micro loan program has 10 recent graduates (8 out of the 10 are featured here)! We have been planning a special getaway for these hard working women who very rarely if ever get a day off. Most of the ladies had never been to this part of Haiti just an hour and 1/2 from Port au Prince where a few lovely un-trashed beaches can be found. Thanks to some friends who hooked us up with half price buffet tickets, membership passes that got each group in for free to the resort, and the women being willing to come on a Tuesday and take the local bus and tap-tap to get there, we were able to pull off this grand adventure for $200 total! We didn’t tell the women how much it cost. $200 is a fortune to them, but to celebrate them in this beautiful place was priceless! It was SO worth it! What a blessing to watch their eyes widen as they entered the resort, hear their squeals of laughter in the water, have them ask me to take pictures and genuinely smile without me asking, and for Eric to teach a few who wanted to learn how to swim! Everyone kept telling us thank you over and over and saying “Mwen kontan anpil anpil! Kè m kontan!” (I’m very very happy! My heart is happy!) even as they were getting on the bus to travel home. I pray the memory of this day will continue to encourage their happy hearts for many days to come! We want to pass along their many “mèsi” thank you’s to you who have prayed for and supported these and the other KOFAEL ladies through your prayers and support over the past few years! Their progress and reward of this day would not have been possible without you too! Here are some pictures so you can share in the graduates special getaway!