Meet the recipient of the house HOPE AND CHANGE FOR HAITI is currently building

Thanks to your generous support and thanks to all who attended our First Annual "Engage for Change" Gala fundraiser, we were able to raise enough money to build a three bedrooms house for another family among 70 who lost their home during hurricane Matthew that destroyed the southern region of Haiti on October 4-6, 2016.

Fred Jean-Baptiste is the recipient of the 2nd house built by Hope and Change for Haiti in this program. He lives in the village of Jeannette, Paillant-Haiti, with his wife Martha Rinchere and their three children. During the hurricane Matthew, Fred lost his house, gardens and livestock. To provide to their kids, Fred and his wife rely uniquely on shoddy farming. They don't have any formal jobs and don't receive any form of support from the local and national authorities. With this three bedrooms house, he gets his dignity and pride back after living in a shoddy and unsafe place for the last two years. He is so happy that his children can live in a sturdy and safe house.

To solve another problem for this family we want to build a cistern of 15000 gallon capacity alongside of the new house. To do so, we are seeking to raise $1500. We kindly ask for your support to help us to reach our goal. Please click HERE to contribute for the construction of the cistern.

We will keep you posted on the update of this construction! Thank you for your continued support to Hope and Change for Haiti

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Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti

COVERED AREAS

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!