Holy Family Church recently sent a parish delegation to Haiti to help villagers improve their access to education, health and nutrition.
In this 9-minute You Tube video, parishoners show images across the emotional spectrum - from poverty and desperation to energy and determination.
With the Rotary Club of South Pasadena, the church delegation has helped villagers create a 10-acre mango plantation. The land has been cleared and tilled, and two wells dug. Mango seedlings have been grafted onto health mango branches, which should produce a crop in two years, rather than six or seven. Eventually, the fruit will be exported to the United States to bring capital back in to Haiti.