|We are ready to begin Phase 2 - providing each family with the tools and training needed to sustain themselves.|
Thanks to several generous donations received over the past two months, we have the funds needed to complete construction of the final seven houses for the Village of Joy. When they are finished, we will have upgraded 40 families from mud and stick huts with leaky roofs to concreate block homes that protect from the elements. That will mark a huge milestone that seemed impossible when I took on this project three years ago.
We are now positioned to begin the second of three phases for the project. Phase two involves providing each family with the tools and training needed to develop a reliable way to support itself. If you've been following this blog, you know how difficult it has been for these families to make ends meet. We intend to change that. The specifics will vary for each family, since interests and skills vary among villagers. Some will want to fish, grow crops, or raise animals. Others will want to sew or run a small business. On average, it costs about $800 to provide a family everything it needs to sustain itself. It's such a small amount by American standards, but, in Haiti, the impact is huge.
Food for the Poor wants to complete this project by the end of the year. To achieve this goal, we need to raise the final $77,000 to complete phases two ($800 / family x 40 families = $32,000) and three (building of a multipurpose community center = $45,000).
Please consider making a financial investment to provide the villagers with the tools and training needed to lift themselves out of extreme poverty or to purchase a share of the community center.
Thank you again for all of your support!
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All donations are tax-deductible, and 100% of all money donated goes directly to the Village of Joy project.