Home Repairs – Update 1

I was hoping to be a little further along for this first update.   But it’s Haiti….and we all know that the motto is:  Hurry-up and Wait.

Listed below are the first set of homes that we are in the process of repairing. Some are completed, some are under construction, and some we haven’t been able to start yet.

The roads are completely cut about 2 hours from us. The mud was SO bad  – vehicles got stuck, many are broken down, and some are completely blocking the road. We have been trying to get construction supplies from Port-de-Paix for over 10 days now.

We are building with the materials we can find locally but the selections aren’t great…. Even the local venders are struggling to obtain construction supplies to sell.

We’ve got about 120 homes that have been verified and are ready to be rebuilt or repaired.  🙂 We’ll keep going until we meet the need or run out of funds.

Since the hurricane we’ve given away over 350 boxes of food… 200 of them just last week. We have another 400 boxes of food, 2 600-gallon tanks,  and 300 tarps heading our way too….but the truck can’t cross that section of cut road. 😦

So between the rain & the lack of needed construction materials – here’s where we are as of today. Not as far as I like but SO many grateful and patient families!

It’s SUCH a blessing to be the hands, feet, and face of Christ through this tragedy. I can’t thank you all enough for surrounding us with your love, support, and prayers! God is making Himself known here – and that’s EVERYTHING!

MINOR REPAIRS:

Zone 2 – #1 – Kalve II – COMPLETED

Number of people living in the home – 8 people – – – 3 children, 5 adults

Home was missing part of roof & walls were wobbly.

WORK: We replaced the tin & added steel to reinforce the walls.

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Zone 4 – #5 – Vye Katye-  UNDER-CONSTRUCTION

Number of people in home – 7 people   – –  – 6 children , 1 adult

Home had several walls cave-in and missing tin from roof.

WORK: We are rebuilding their walls & fixing their roof.

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Zone 4 – #6 – Vye Katye – COMPLETED

Number of people in the home – 6 – – – 2 children, 4 adults

Home lost it’s roof.

WORK: We replaced the tin & fixed the wood frames.

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Zone 9 – #3 – Karenaj – Completed

Number of people in the home – 9 – – – 7 children, 2 adults

Home lost it’s walls and tin/wood is rotting.

WORK: We built the walls & replaced their tin & wood.

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Zone 10 – #3 – Tamaren – RENTED  NEW PLACE

Number of people in the home – 7 – – – 5 children, 2 adults

Was renting a home that was completely destroyed and washed to sea.

WORK: We rented a new home for a year.

 

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Zone 10 – #5 – Tamaren – JUST STARTED

Number of people in the home – 10 – – – 5 children, 5 adults

Home lost portions of their walls & part of roof are rotting.

WORK: Rebuilding walls & replacing tin.

 

 

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Zone 16 – #4 – Rout Janrabel – RENTED NEW PLACE

Number of people in home – 7 – – – 6 children, 1 adult

Was renting a home that lost all the thatch from it’s roof & had holes in the wall.

WORK: We rented them a new home for a year.

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MAJOR REPAIRS:

Zone 9 – #6 – Site de Pe – UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Number of people in the home – 8 – – –   5 children, 3 adults

Home was completely destroyed – just a pile of rocks now. We are building home from the ground up.

WORK: Building house from the ground-up.

 

Zone 4 – #4 – Vye Katye – JUST STARTED

Number of people in the home – 8 – – – 4 children, 4 adults

Home lost the roofing & walls are wobbly.

WORK: We will replace the roof & reinforce the walls. We will plaster/connect roofing to the walls.

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Zone 4 – #8 – Vye Katye –NOT STARTED

Number of people in the home – 12 – – –    6 children, 6 adults

Home lost the roofing & walls are wobbly.

WORK: Will be better to tear down the house and rebuild.

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Zone 9 – #4 – Site de Pe – NOT STARTED

Number of people in the home – 5 – – –    3 children, 2 adults

Home lost walls & tin is rotting.

WORK: We will rebuild the walls & replace the rotting tin/wood.

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CAMPUS SECURITY WALL REPAIR

The wall by our clinic came tumbling down as the river swelled. We are thanking Jesus that we only lost about 125 feet worth of wall….or our entire campus would have flooded. We have reinforced this area and it SHOULD be able to hold-up when the next flood comes.

 

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