This is an update straight from our Haiti staff.
Project / Programs Currently Running:
- Sponsorship program
- Saving Groups
Latest update for the community as a whole:
The Sponsorship program is working very well. Some kids have been sponsored at Sacré Coeur school and the Leadership Council is waiting for more to become part of this program.
The saving and credit ministry is still progressing very well in the community. Many people have access to loans to help start or maintain their small business. People from different churches appreciate this program because it is sustainable. There are 29 saving and credit groups and they are working in the ministry to help each other grow spiritually, socially, and economically.
Biggest challenge community is facing if any?
- The biggest challenge the community of Jeanton is facing is the lack of a health care center to serve the population. People in the community are still suffering from an epidemic, including the kids. The LC members think a health care center in the community is the solution to this problem.
Story of a beneficiary with quote:
- Pierre Manouchka used to borrow money from the banks to sustain her beauty store. Now thanks to the ministry of saving and credit, she can get her loans faster, closer to home, and at a significantly lower percentage. She said that the ministry of saving and credit is a very good program and it helps her invest more because of the support she receives from the group.
How can we be praying for the community?
- Pray for the community to have better education for the kids
- Better health access for the population and sustainable social-economic development