Amos Jean has worked with Homes from the Heart on many homes in Haiti. Jimmy, our team leader in Haiti describes him as a hard-working man. He and his wife Jacqueline have two children, and they have been patiently waiting for a home for years. Recently, Jimmy finally visited their home, which was made from whatever they could piece together. With the help of donors Chris and Mara Johnson, Homes from the Heart was finally able to build their new home. The family was very jofyul and wants to thank the donors. “Hopefully I will meet them one day to thank them in person!” Amos said.
As many donors are aware, Homes from the Heart recently spent time in Guatemala following the eruption of Volcano Fuego and the devastating damage it caused. After meeting with local organizations to discuss their needs and how we could be of assistance, many of you donated money for boots, supplies, and roofing equipment.
Secille Jean-Marc is 38 years old with two young children. Two months ago, her husband died in a car accident.
Marie Carmelle Seon and her five kids and brothers lost everything in the earthquake, including their parents.
Our team has been busy building a medical clinic in Haiti, but have still managed to continue building homes. The latest homeowner is Guerda Telus.
A look at the homes we built over the past month.
Marie Nicole Cajou and her two children are the new residents of Homes from the Heart's 110th home in Haiti.
Prior to the earthquake, Magdalene Desir lived with her mother, husband, and two daughters. She tragically lost her mother and husband to the earthquake.
Roland Marcelus has been living this tent for the majority of his life
Viergilie Charles has been living in this shack with her mother and four kids.
Natacha St. Loi, 49, lost her husband, one daughter, and home in the 2010 earthquake.
Christine Lafortune, 49, is a farmer with three children and two grandchildren. This tent has served as their home since the earthquake.
Carline's family has been on Homes from the Heart's list for over a year. Unfortunately, her mother passed away in February.
Thank you once again for supporting the work we do and allowing us to complete our next home. It is hard to believe we are already wrapping up home 102 and are moving right along with the next home.
Oftentimes, our homes can give all families, but especially women, the sense of security and financial means to move forward with their goals instead of remaining in a seemingly endless pattern of struggling.
"Now I can die in peace," said 69 year old Lucienne Joseph. "Having a house was my last wish!"
The recipient of home 98 in Haiti is Josette Arnold, age 57. Josette has lived with her two children in the backyard of her church for the past five years.