Creation of a Middle Class
One of benefits of a growing school and medical clinic is the ability for some to create paying jobs where once there were none. Teachers come from Gonnaives each afternoon to teach. Shining shoes and selling food to school members extend the bartering and selling of the market. Slowly, very slowly, the economy of Bayonnais has an opportunity to progress.
This collection of images is part of my published work, A Fly in the Donkey's Eye, through Mission Photography. This United States 501c3 organization provides charitable receipts for purchases of this work that allow a tax deduction in the United States. All of the net proceeds of the sale of this work, less the cost of printing the book, go back to Bayonnais, Haiti in support of the school and medical clinic there. We also sell 11x17 fine art prints and packages of 10 greeting cards - please email me for more information.