2 School Girls from Cap Haitian


“We play with little plates and little cooking pots and little cups.
We have little cooking utensils that go in the houses.
We pretend to eat.”

They have tea parties – just like our children.

(click this link for slides and video)

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  1. Fred Bogott November 14, 2011 at 6:35 am #

    Thanks, Adam – I had hoped you got a picture of these two,

  2. Emily Sasse November 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    hey adam i thought that was a cool video also do u know what they are saying can you understand them?

    • Adam Bacher November 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

      If you listen closely, the man on the left is translating. I asked them to tell me their names and how old they were.

  3. Gannon November 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    They seem a lot like american girls.

    • Adam Bacher November 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

      In many way they are similar. If you saw them dressed up for school like this in the states you’d never know the difference. An irony of the photo is there is only one nice outfit. When out of school they have as much trouble keeping clean as the others. School is one of the most important aspirations for any child here. It’s their best chance out of extreaem poverty.

  4. Ruth (Mr. Crawford's student 7th period) November 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    This is amazing how our two cultures are so alike and yet so different. I never knew how many impoverished people lived in Haiti. What are some holidays in their culture? What are some other ways people celebrate or have fun?

  5. Donovan November 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    i feel exited to skype with u and finnaly see haiti in FIRST PERSON!!! But as soon as u can can u tell us how much kids work a day average peaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaass

  6. anna November 17, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    this is so cool, can’t wait to see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 ;] =} 😐 SMILE!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Elmo November 17, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    That is a sad video to me.

  8. Gage November 17, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    Hey Adam! My first period teacher (Mr. Crawford of Baker Prairie Middle School.) told me about you and I think its awesome what you are doing!

  9. Jessica L. November 17, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    Hey Adam i loved the video and also can you understand what all of them are saying?? I also think your doing a great great thing of going down to Haiti

  10. makayla November 17, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    I think it’s cool that you traveled to haiti to help the families and their lost.

  11. andrea November 17, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    hi what got you motivated to go to haiti to help everybody there

    • Adam Bacher November 21, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

      I grew up with a sense that it was important to help those less fortunate that myself. After I started my work as a photographer I realized I could use it to make a difference in people’s lives, and began donating some of my time to organizations devoted to improving the lives of others. A good friend of mine from Portland is Haitian and his brother is one of the founders of HACAOT. That’s how I ended up in Haiti.

  12. Jessica M. November 17, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    Adam i think your a great person for going down to Haiti to help all of those people i love your video too.

  13. makayla November 17, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Adam Bacher what you do is amazing and it’s so nice of you to help these families and their horrible tragedy.

  14. dominic November 17, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    I like it how you had the feeling to help people

  15. Brooke:) Glendenning! November 17, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    It is so cool that you are doing this for Haiti! I wish that I could be there too and help. The girls dont seem too different then us. Hope you are enjoying yourself.
    POTATOES 4EVA!!!!!!!:)

  16. andrea November 17, 2011 at 10:27 am #

    hi what got you motivated to go to haiti to help everybody there?

  17. baker prarie students November 17, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Schoolgirls video was sweet. thanks for helping these kids

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