Haiti, West Indies is the poorest country in the
Western Hemisphere. Population of 9,200,000 with
an average age of 18 yrs.
400 children die each day
of starvation and only half the children reach the age of 15.
Next slide shows a map of Haiti with the green dots showing where our schools are location with full support and the pink dots show the locations where we have started but unable to give full financial support.......
We opened our first school in Chabin with 81 children in January of 2006.
Over 430 children attend our Chabin schools: 2010/2011
Providing hot meals this year, clean drinking water, all their books, uniforms, and medicine when needed & a hope for the future!!!
full time staff ..... teachers, cooks, Pastor’s, drivers, administrators, construction workers, seamstresses, etc......children waiting for the to school.
Will you step to the plate to make a difference.......
- Together we can make a difference!!!
At our Chabin location we will have well over 1000 students within the next 5 to 6 years. This will include pre school to grade 13, a technical school where the students will be taught plumbing, electrical, welding, cabinet building, masonry, construction, heavy duty equipment operation, and much more......
There will also be a cement plant, brick making plant, saw mill, grain mill, garage for training mechanics & servicing our vehicles. We have already started fruit orchards, & gardens. There will be areas set aside for raising chickens, turkeys & goats.
We hope to start construction of a safe house in 2009 for short term missions teams to call home while helping with our projects.
We will be building a market place on our property close to the highway where we will sell what we grow on the land along with a place for the neighbours for selling their produce.
All profits earned from these ventures will go towards the operating costs of the schools.
Our desire is to eventually have all the schools supported from funds raised within Haiti.
Mixing cement in a hole in the ground with boots and shovels.
All the rocks are carried by hand.
Gravel and sand is bagged and carried up to the job site
Hike up to the savanette school, no roads in this region
Thiotte school Started with 120 children 2007
New school opened Sept./2008
THIOTTE SCHOOL 2010/2011 - 440 Children
Carfour Raymond, Belol, P.A.P.
Our most recent schools 2009
Making a difference
One child at a time
Little Angels of Jacmel Orphanage started 2009
To date we have set up 73 people with micro loans:
One example is Hector with a
Marsha is our head seamstress managing the 20 other full time seamstresses sewing all the uniforms with three sewing machines and the rest by hand.
Over 54% of the population have no access to clean drinking water. We have a huge opportunity to help and at the same time create income for the schools. Cost for trucks can very from $20,000. to $35,000.
each generating approx. $20,000. /yr. profit.
One of the opportunities we have to cut down significantly on our building cost and raise funds to help self support the schools is to purchase our own cinder block equipment and have it location at our chabin location beside our sand pit......
This equipment will produce 1500 blocks per day saving us $520. per day.
we would recapture our investment in one year !!
we would save well over a million dollars over the next 10 years.
Coffee plantation...3 acres of land purchased in 2010
- 10 acres for $37,000.
- Coffee trees and shelter trees... $200,000-
Buildings, drying areas, water tanks
- Potential of producing 100,000 lbs. of coffee and employee 60 people from the region
- Potential of sales of 100,000 lbs. of green bean coffee...
after roasted approx. profit of $8.00 per lb.
li> potential of nearly $800,000 per year...
- goal of being in full production within 5 yrs.
Will you consider partnering with us to impact their lives and
..... make a difference ... one child at a time ....
There is so much more to share.
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This is just the beginning!!!
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