Healthy Pregnancy Initiative:
To assure that the next generation has a strong start, in 2015 we began an effort to combat malnutrition and poor health practices among pregnant women. We are now serving up to 13 women at a time, providing regular health checks, nutrition, education and baby supplies.
Currently: K-6 school in six classrooms built with a wood frame and a tarp roof. A two-level school building with 12 classrooms (for a full K-12 school) plus a school office room is in the beginning stages of construction.
A mongoose-proof chicken coop that will house up to 200 chickens. Chickens and proper chicken feed are needed.
Several small homes have been built around the vicinity of the main house to house staff members. More are needed. Property on which to build is available.
There are two small dorm rooms outside of the main house for children ages eight and up. We need at least four more dorm rooms to accommodate the children we currently house, in order to free the main house for its original purpose.
When electricity goes out, sometimes for days at a time, people do not have easy access to clean water. This generator is strong enough to allow our well to continue pumping, providing clean water accessible to everyone - including the elderly, small children, and people with disabilities who cannot operate manual pumps.
Deep well, with pump that is powered by electricity. When electricity is not available (which is usually the case!), a generator must be used to pump.
A small, Haitian-style kitchen with coal grills that can accommodate feeding large crowds.
A simple church building with a platform in front. Building can accommodate benches for about 200 attendees.
Enclosed building with large oven. Bread produced is sold for revenue, and also provides fresh bread for the feeding program and main house.
Originally designed to house visiting medical, missionary, and relief teams from the United States; it currently houses around twenty five orphans and fifteen staff members. It has four "bunk" style bedrooms with American standard bathrooms, two additional staff bedrooms, kitchen, dining area, and veranda. To provide comfort for travelers, the doors and windows have screens and the water is safe to drink.