Haiti 2005

Gonaives is one of the poorest cities in Haiti and has been the flashpoint for violent protest in the past due to the miserable conditions there. Ironically, the terrible flooding last fall has indirectly caused conditions to temporarily improve here by bringing in so many NGO emergency teams. Still, people are hungry here: even the people at the CARE hotel who serve us food are sometimes going hungry themselves

Njabulo: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho 2005

“It brings tears of joy to my eyes to see the work that you are doing. There are only two things you can give a child that no one can take away and those are memories and education. You do both. To teach a child how to make others laugh while laughing himself must be one of the greatest gifts you can give. I am so proud to be associated with Clowns Without Borders!” – Kathy Poulter, Director of Makaphutu Children’s Village in Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa

Louisiana 2005

It is the strangest of situations to say the least, sitting and eating in an upscale Mexican-American restaurant amongst the clatter of dishes and glasses and conversations. What creates the incongruities is that here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana there are also over three hundred shelters operating amongst an army of Red Cross staff and volunteers. Life appears close to normal, stores are open, people are shopping, however the streets are jam packed with traffic as this city of 200 000 has swelled by some estimates to close to 500 000.

Texas 2005

We performed numerous shows for small crowds, mostly mothers and their children; we got to hold newly orphaned infants born with drug addictions. We saw the beauty of the Texas skies and the trauma of many reeling or recovering from domestic violence and of the war. The smiles and laughs were universal and plentiful.

All projects in 2005

Louisiana 2005

It is the strangest of situations to say the least, sitting and eating in an upscale Mexican-American restaurant amongst the clatter of dishes and glasses and conversations. What creates the incongruities is that here in Baton Rouge, Louisiana there are also over three hundred shelters operating amongst an army of Red Cross staff and volunteers. Life appears close to normal, stores are open, people are shopping, however the streets are jam packed with traffic as this city of 200 000 has swelled by some estimates to close to 500 000.

Njabulo: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho 2005

“It brings tears of joy to my eyes to see the work that you are doing. There are only two things you can give a child that no one can take away and those are memories and education. You do both. To teach a child how to make others laugh while laughing himself must be one of the greatest gifts you can give. I am so proud to be associated with Clowns Without Borders!” – Kathy Poulter, Director of Makaphutu Children’s Village in Kwazulu/Natal, South Africa

Haiti 2005

Gonaives is one of the poorest cities in Haiti and has been the flashpoint for violent protest in the past due to the miserable conditions there. Ironically, the terrible flooding last fall has indirectly caused conditions to temporarily improve here by bringing in so many NGO emergency teams. Still, people are hungry here: even the people at the CARE hotel who serve us food are sometimes going hungry themselves

Texas 2005

We performed numerous shows for small crowds, mostly mothers and their children; we got to hold newly orphaned infants born with drug addictions. We saw the beauty of the Texas skies and the trauma of many reeling or recovering from domestic violence and of the war. The smiles and laughs were universal and plentiful.