It’s easy to tell people about the Maison Fortuné Orphanage, but the impact is always so much greater when people experience the culture and children for themselves.  That’s what volunteer photographer Eva Fuze of R2R Marketing found when she visited MFO this week.

We can’t do justice to Eva’s comments, so here’s one she shared during her visit:

‘In my element’ doesn’t even begin to describe the feelings of being in Hinche this week. It’s like a very large part of my heart has been dormant for years until now. The last time I felt this FULL was when I was a Girl Scout leader for an outreach troop in high school. Having tiny little hands grab mine when I walk… The excitement of these kids as they say “Photo! Photo!” and rush to look at their face on the camera screen after I take their picture… There is a language barrier, yet somehow the communication feels more clear and powerful than most conversations I am used to on a day-to-day basis. I am inspired. I am appreciative. And I already know I will be forever changed by this trip.

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