Many homes in Haiti were destroyed or heavily damaged by the earthquake January 12, 2010 and then again by the hurricanes of 2016 and 2017. Of course, many of our staff found themselves suddenly homeless or living in deplorable conditions. We helped them financially as much as possible at the time, but all these years later many are still struggling with major housing problems. Some have only a foundation where they once lived. They all have dreams of living in safe and clean homes. Can we make those dreams come true?
For example, Rosemathe, one of our school janitors, always seemed so tired the day after a rainy night. Her home was made of scraps of whatever she could find to create shelter. The roof leaked, the walls leaked, rain ran in under the walls. There was no dry place in the house on a rainy night. No wonder she came to work exhausted. This is a photo Sherrie Fausey, Director of Christian Light School, Inc., with Rosemathe's in front of her new home:
We have built several homes for employees. Later, when possible, they can make additions to these tiny home themselves.
We also helped a couple of employees finish homes they had already begun on their own. One needed a floor, another just needed a roof and plumbing. Now these employees sleep at night and come to work rested.
Sadly, due to lack of funds, some of our staff are still living in very bad living conditions. We desperately need to keep building little houses. Can you help with funding of this project or perhaps bring your skills and manpower to Haiti to assist in the construction? There is still a dire need for these little homes.
With only $5,000 USD we can build a simple one-room house on land already owned the employee.
Christian Light School, Inc.
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