Housing &Water Program

On October 4-6 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit the island of Haiti with force and destruction that have been the worst in memory. Jeannette and many other villages located in the Municipality of Paillant in the Southern region has greatly damaged by that catastrophe. The media has omitted to include that Municipality in their reports and neither the humanitarian groups nor the authorities have turned toward these people. They have been abandoned and forgotten.

Hope and Change for Haiti (HnC) has been working with a local leaders in the municipality of Paillant to bring assistance and dignity to that population. We help those whose homes have been destroyed by hurricane Matthew to rebuild cheaper and better.


Build Better - Build Cheaper is our construction program that includes building permanent houses anti-earthquake and hurricane-resistant for homeless residents in the municipality of Paillant.

A cistern of 15000 gallons of water is built alongside of new houses. As raining season goes from May to November, water is caught and drained from the roof using a PVC pipe to the cistern, so family can have access to water in the dry season.

Every dollar goes 100% to the materials needed to build the cisterns & houses from foundation to the roof. Labors is the contribution from the local community.

You can help to build a house and Cistern. Click on the Donate Button in the top of this page. Or make check payable to Hope and Change for Haiti and send it to our Office at 200 Meshanticut Valley Pkwy Cranston RI 02920

Construction of a 3 bedrooms house and a Cistern of 15000-gallon capacity in August 2018 for a homeless family in Paillant.

Construction of 3 bedrooms house for a homeless family in 2017
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Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti


About Paillant

Located in the Nippes department of Haiti, the municipality of Paillant has about 20,000 inhabitants who live on a surface area of 28.34 square miles (73.4 square kilometer) and a perimeter of 34.49 mi. The distance between Port-au-prince (the capitol of the country) and Paillant is approximately 71 miles (114.4 kilometers), and the weather averages 80° Fahrenheit (26.67° Celsius). Paillant’s geographical coordinates are 18° 25’ 0” North, 73° 9’ 0” West. Paillant contains many villages such as Jeannette, Desmarais, Bequin, George, Lebrun, Mussotte, Salagnac, Bezin, Corail, Viau, Carrefour Dent, Desmarhots,… It is a municipality that suffers of many social, economic, sanitary and educational issues. Indeed, that population is not exempt of problem related to the entire country which is poverty that includes lack of education, healthcare, road infrastructure, and jobs; inaccessibility to water, and electricity; anarchical construction; rudimentary technics for farming; absence of law enforcement, and bank. The economy relies exclusively on agriculture, livestock, and small commerce. Average family size is 7 members. Beside of all its problem of poverty, Paillant is such a beautiful place with a great potentiality of development, and a wonderful climate. The level of hospitality of its citizens are outstanding. If you want to discover what Paillant has to offer and you want to help us to develop sustainable projects there, please reach out to us by email or telephone or leave us a message on this website. Thank you!