Do you have friends or relatives on your Christmas gift list who enjoy vacations on cruise ships? The New York Times recently featured a story on a Royal Caribbean cruise that stops at the Labadie Beach Resort in northern Haiti. If you know anyone who is planning on a Caribbean cruise with that or another cruise line, get them a copy of Tracy Kidder's book "Mountains Beyond Mountains." The book follows the life of Dr. Paul Farmer—a great champion of health care for the poor. He also founded Partners In Health. Your cruising friends will have a chance to learn about the side a Haiti that they will never see from the cruise ship.
You are your gift recipients can help Partners in Health break the cycle of poverty and disease by donating to them.
More on Partners In Health in Haiti.
More on HIV in the Caribbean.