Kalaupapa, Molokai

Kalaupapa Peninsula

On the island of Moloka’i you will find the offset village of Kalaupapa. This beautiful spot has an even more beautiful story.

Today Kalaupapa is looked on fondly as a place of healing for those who had skin diseases. However, when it was first instituted by King Kamehameha V in the 1800’s, it was a lost city of desperation and little hope where people were quarantined to die.

Seeing this desperation, a man called Father Damien settled on the peninsula and brought life-giving food and supplies. More than that, he helped raise awareness of their plight and earned ongoing help for generations to come.

From the Photographer:

“Truly an amazing experience reading and learning about Father Damien and his life’s dedication to those in Kalaupapa.”

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