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Housing and Clean Water Projects In Haiti
Years After Haiti Quake, Safe Housing Is Dream for Multitudes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Since the earthquake of Jan. 12, 2010, a scrappy 12-year-old boy named Givenson Fanfan has been sleeping on the rock-hard floor of a tent pitched in a fetid camp dominated by a 50-foot tower of trash. He dreams of a bed.In a hillside community, Terilien Brice, a 63-year-old grievously injured in the earthquake, lives like a shut-in inside his condemned house, which was marked with a red tag that is supposed to mean ''no entry,'' not no exit. He feels helpless. Read More...
The project is located in Pignon, Haiti. CC International volunteers will stay at “Kay Visite” (pronounced ki ve-zeh-tay), Haitian Creole for “Guest House" which was built in 2008-2009. The Kay Visite has eight guestrooms, each with its own separate bathroom with a shower and two to four single beds. There is a kitchen and dining area, a living room/gathering area, and patio areas. It is located on our property near the airport, adjacent to our headquarters building, and within walking distance to the town of Pignon.
Haitian cooks prepare three meals a day for the guests. The rules and regulations for the Kay Visite will be reviewed during your trip orientation and again the first day you will be staying there. Bed and bath linens will be furnished.
The success of these projects will depend on recruiting dedicated volunteer teams who are fully committed.
Please contact CC International Director Steve Boisvert if you are interested in participating in this project.