Home for the Elderly in Jericho Village
What this is: A community of 10 cinderblock duplexes with a well, community kitchen, and latrines located beside the Jericho Outpost Church in the Bayaha village.
Who this is for: Elderly villagers with no family support currently living in 8 X 8 foot rooms with no windows, a dirt floor, and leaky roofs. These huts are made from sticks and mud, or with walls made from scraps of tin or an old tarp
Why this is worthwhile: Housing will last many years, benefiting elderly Haitians now and in the far future. Also, 100% of the money goes into the Haitian economy. This project provides meaningful work.
What we need: Full project cost will be about $115,000 (we have already sent over $9,000). Goal #1 is $25,000 to meet a promised match of that amount. Consider donating $30 to help build one square foot. How many square feet will you help us build?
BE A HOUSING HERO TO THESE ELDERLY HAITIANS AND HELP US MAKE JERICHO VILLAGE A REALITY!
ABOUT JERICHO VILLAGE
The Jericho Village will serve the rural community of Bayaha where the Jericho outpost
church is located. There are numerous elderly Haitians without families and no means to support
themselves. They live in “houses” that are hardly the size of a small bedroom and have no other options.
We are financing the development of this village which will hold 10 duplexes, a community kitchen, and
latrines. We also plan to have fruit trees and container gardens. The cool thing about this project is that
100% of the money donated will go directly into the Haitian economy, buying building products, and
employing laborers, masons, and carpenters. This project will put Haitians to work and result in housing
for elderly Haitians. A Haitian proverb, “Piti, piti, wazo fe nich li” translates to “Little by little, the bird
builds its’ nest”. Every little bit helps.