Faustin Charles grew up in Bayonnais and over the course of 13 years, Faustin watched procedures in the United States, went back to Bayonnais to help with a cholera outbreak, provided his service to the national hospitals and was welcomed with celebration and open arms to run the medical clinic at home. His mother was proud of him and his friends glad to have him home. As is common in Haiti, not everything works out as planned. The resources would not become available to upgrade the clinic for his surgical skills. So, Dr. Faustin is searching for work where he can keep his skills sharp, wtih the hope of someday returning home.
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.