Light recipient Nelson Magali, standing in front of the home along with her daughter Angé Stephnaïdjie on the day she received her solar light.
This follow up image six months later shows just how much progress has been made on her home. Now her daughter can study at night.
Madame et Monsieur Fed Pierre (pictured above) used to walk two hours from his home to the town of Hinche, to charge his cell phone for an hour, and then walk back home every other day. He smiles because nearly 30 hours of his time has been reclaimed each week and with his savings he was able to purchase a chicken.
Education and training provided by volunteer Peter De Keratry, member of Order of Malta.
Love and friendship is the cornerstone of happiness for theses brothers and sisters.
Because of their new solar headlamps these boys will not longer be forced to study by dangers and expensive kerosene lamps at night.
Kerry Walsh begins training two Haitian ladies.
Light recipients are typically new to even simple technology. Education is key to helping them utilize and maintain the health of their light.
"To witness the ease in which Lily connected with widows, orphans and 17-year-old moms, was a lifelong gift to me. I share WOL’s story and impact almost every day; what a great privilege it was to be part of their amazing work,” says Brian Walsh
"As part of the WOL team, my 16-year-old daughter Lily and I truly learned what it as to serve the poor in Haiti." says Brian Walsh, travel team member and President of Faith Direct, Inc.
Retired Major General Tom Wessels, President of Malteser International-Americas, demonstrates how the headlamp works. “Watts of Love is a true blessing for the needy of the world. Supported by the Order of Malta and others, they are able to bring light and hope to the needy,” says Wessels.
Watts of Love travel team and local guides celebrate their arrival. Bottom: Ernso Sylvain, Brian Walsh, Steven de Keratry, Kerry Walsh, Lily Walsh, Hannah Seaver, Kelli Campbell, Sadu, Tim Campbell, Tom Wessels; Top row: Nancy Economou, Christie Dunne, Connor Economou, Trisha Kapp
Although she refused to smile for her photo, she was a stylish and beautiful as anyone we saw in Haiti.
Education is key to helping recipients maintain the health of their light.
Even the shortest of trip can be very difficult in Haiti do to lack of roads and vehicles for transportation.
Hearing the words projected from her new MP3 light in her native tongue brought this mother to tears
Tim Campbell demonstrates how to properly use the USB plug.
Pure joy can be seen in this mothers eyes as she learns about her new solar light.
Her smile might have been even brighter than her new solar light.
Her entire life can almost be seen on her face and through her eyes.
Even the youngest little ones are so excited to learn about their new solar light.
We are always so pleased to serve and help those with disabilities.