American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Houses 4 Haiti

 


Poor financially, rich in spirit! This is a great description of the Christian people of Grand Goave, Haiti. Help us to make a difference in this community. We are on a mission to build 12 houses, a well for the wider community, a sanitation system, fishing warehouse, and a community center. ABCOPAD and ABC USA are working to help us to make this wonderful project a reality.

This project has the possibility to be transformative in the life of the people of Grand Goave. The multi-faceted approach of trying to address issues of housing, employment, clean drinking water, sanitation services, tutoring, adult education and economic support for local workers, while something that is a given for our life in the States, is virtually unheard of in most places in Haiti. And just as transformative is the goal of getting folks here in the U.S. to commit to involvement in the project with either/or, both/and their dollars and their own sweat equity. This partnership that relies heavily on Haitian leadership, instead of being a top/down model of mission, opens the doors to whole new ways of loving "the least of these." 

We have 3 clear objectives for this project
  1. To improve living conditions for many families in Grand Goave.
  2. To provide in Grand Goave and surrounding areas, job opportunities for construction workers and their families.
  3. To help to facilitate increased income production by support for local fisherman and a community garden.
The families will be chosen by a committee made of up of ministers and community members. The criteria will include need as defined by current living situation and number of people living in the dwelling. In addition there is an expectation that the families are able to provide some of the work involved in the building of their home or the homes of other chosen families. 
 

--- MISSION TRIPS ---

Our first mission trip to Grand Goave is scheduled for the week of January 31 - February 7, 2018. This trip will be for a team of 15; three spots are still available.  Plans are underway for additional trips in 2018. As dates are set, we will make you all aware of them.

If you would be interested in taking part in this trip or future trips please contact us at houses4haiti2017@gmail.com. You can also contact ABCOPAD Denise Veselicky (412) 687- 3940 or dveselicky@abcopad.com

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SUPPORT

ALL CHECKS for this project should be mailed to the post office box address listed below
ABCOPAD,
P.O. Box 421
Hatboro, PA 19040
Checks should be made out to: ABCOPAD H4H.

You can also follow the links below to donate online.

Make an on-line donation
to the Houses 4 Haiti Fund