SoudeHaiti with the help of the community of Fon Pou finally broke ground June 2015 where a team of local workers started working on the first phase of the community center, the fencing. We were able to provide temporary work for ten local workers who were able to clear the grounds and lay the fencing in 6 days.
Several members of the community came out to watch the transformation of the grounds. Many expressed their gratitude for the construction as the community of Fon Pou has been meeting about this very topic for 8 years now trying to find solutions to build a center to share.
The community center will be the epicenter of educational classes for self sustainability and economic growth in the area. Currently SoudeHaiti has one working project providing fruit trees free of charge for both family consumption and business purposes. When the trees are ready to bare fruit each community member will have an opportunity to be given one free provided they take the proper classes to grow and maintain the plants. More to come on this project later.
On ground breaking day SoudeHaiti had 3 board members and 1 advisory board member present from the United States. The next steps are to finalize the building plans for the community center and start work on the building and classrooms.
As we build the next step we will begin recruiting for our first volunteer trip to come down in March 2016 to help with construction. Our board is currently working on the costs and plans for this trip. Please contact us if interested in being a part of our first volunteer trip.
We will continuously be raising money for the upcoming construction. So head over to the “donate” page and make your donation. Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word!