Update on the projects in St. Martin that Four Mile Church generously contributed to.
There have been the usual delays, but they’ve been exacerbated by the violence and rapid inflation in Haiti over the past 6 months. Work continues on the homes projects.
This home needs windows and doors and a stucco on the outside and then it will be complete. Jules recommended that the windows be done in an open air block (photo below), because windows and doors are so expensive and hard to find at this time.
Here’s a view of the two rooms inside the home. You can see that they are beginning to move things in.
Work continues on another home that is in process, but I do not have a current photo of it. I’ll keep you posted as I get updates.
The second project that I wanted to update you on is the school bathroom that the community has requested. There are 200 students at the school in St. Martin and currently only four toilets available. The new pastor, Prevener Deristil, has worked with Jules and Jeanne on a vision that he has for a Bloc Sanitaire, or bathroom and sink combination that would be connected to a cistern/well to provide water to wash hands and possibly flush toilets. Jules has worked with an architect on the drawings and is putting together a budget for the project.
Here are the architectural drawings for the bathroom and washing station for the school children of St. Martin.
Rhonda N. Smith
Haiti H2O: Hope to Opportunity
Partnering to transform hope into opportunities in rural Haiti