Our office addition project, begun in January 2016, is almost finished.
The mood now is like piggy-backing off of pacing, yet we wonder if the workers remember to take breaks. Thanks to the North American volunteers, Haitian workers, and our former colleague, Larry Luth, we will inaugurate the second floor of the Sous Espwa office by the end of this month. All three agencies of the CRCNA in Haiti will be working under the same roof. In approximately two weeks, the electrical work will be completed; the ceramic tiles will be completely installed, and the painting will be done. We are in the hands of great serial project finishers who are determined to complete the project.
When we remind ourselves of why we are doing the work we are doing, it helps to push us to the finish line in everything we do. Most importantly, we are excited about all we are doing because our cause is greater than us.
A few months ago, World Renew began to drill a well in a community in the hills of Léogane.
This is one of 17 communities in the hills region we are working in. World Renew recruited Living Water International to manage and complete the project. The initial intervention of Living Water International was not as fruitful as expected; we faced great difficulties. Located in an area where water is very scarce, this well will be useful for thousands of people. The well will also help farmers to tackle the pressing agricultural needs in the area. We also built a reservoir to help the community collect rain water. A cover was put on top of the reservoir. The rainwater collected will be serving the inhabitants of Bouda Chita, an underserved community.
The presence of a well completely transformed the community by bringing safe, clean water close to home. Women and children no longer have to walk several miles to get water, so they can spend their days in meaningful work or in school. Chronic disease from drinking unsafe water is drastically reduced because community members don’t have to share their drinking source with livestock and other contaminating factors.
Thank you, Lord!
World Renew Haiti