Elianise Colin – Matrone (2008)

Elianise Colin – Matrone (2008)

Elianise Colin, 58 years old, Bois Moquette, Petionville, Haiti . She was only 10 years old when she assisted her first birth. It was after being visited by a spirit in her dream that Elianise knew she was going to be a traditional birth attendant. In her first years, she delivered four of her siblings. Throughout the years she has become a very respected matron in her neighbourhood and assists as many as 25 homebirths per month. She has followed several trainings provided by local Non-Governmental Organizations working towards improving maternal health in the most impoverished zone s of the capital Port au Prince.