Better than Candy!

It's mango season here in Haiti.  A season we all love!  The trees are heavy with ripe sweet fruit, which is trucked all over Port Au Prince from the surrounding country side in heaping taptap pick-ups that would usually be holding 12 passengers.  The produce is divided into baskets and wheel barrows and stacked for sale in a pyramid shape on every market vendors table at for roughly 15 cents US each.  Up in Thomassin the trees are hanging low from the weight and ALL of our neighbors have bushels of the juicy orange deliciousness.   One neighbor brought us a large bag yesterday, and this morning with the help of 3 market ladies (all within a 1/4 mile of the Toddler House) we had enough for every child and nanny to enjoy a mango to themselves.  A little messy;).... but oh so worth the extra laundry.  Wish we could share with all of you! 

7 comments (Add your own)

1. Linda Dykstra wrote:
What wonderful pictures and story!

Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 1:16 PM

2. Julia wrote:
This makes me so happy to see those children enjoying that nutrient rich food. There are a lot of healing qualities in mangos. That is food that God made - you can't find better than that!

Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 1:23 PM

3. Julia wrote:
This makes me so happy to see those children enjoying that nutrient rich food. There are a lot of healing qualities in mangos. That is food that God made - you can't find better than that!

Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 1:24 PM

4. Jennie Hilborn wrote:
How exciting! I love how happy they look to enjoy this special treat!

Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 2:20 PM

5. Jennifer wrote:
Welly is loving looking at the pics of his friends! He said "What!!? Who gave them to them?!" :)

Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 3:48 PM

6. Michelle Johnson wrote:
Love this!

Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 4:55 PM

7. Roberta wrote:
LOVE this so much!!! We just bought Haitian mangoes in Nebraska this week. Fun to think our sweet girl was enjoying them too. Thank you for sharing!

Thu, June 19, 2014 @ 5:42 PM

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