We agreed with Wynn Walent, the director of Locally Haiti, that our contribution of $3,000 would very specifically pay for the housing of two families.
The two families had houses in the city that were completely destroyed. They are now getting a new shelter in another place, where they can gradually build a real house again.
November 3, 2021
Dear Friends of the Father Wasson Foundation,
On behalf of our friends, partners, and local leaders in Petit Trou, we thank you for standing with Haiti.
As you know, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14 occurred just five miles from our sister community, Petit Trou de Nippes, where we have been for 31 years. Thanks to your support, leaders in Petit Trou were able to continue their important work in health, education, agriculture, and girls’ empowerment, while providing much-needed shelter to families who lost so much. Your grant of $3,000 was received on September 9, 2021, and was used for temporary housing in the community.
Too often, when disaster strikes, local leaders are left on the brink of their own crisis. Our model is different: We put local leaders, their visions, and their talents at the center of a community-driven solution. Their work is our work – and we are grateful for your investment in their courage.
Attached is an Excel spreadsheet showing the cost of constructing three temporary buildings in Petit Trou. The costs are the total cost of materials and labor per structure. They were not purchased as individual units but in bulk as part of a larger housing initiative.
I certify that 100 percent of the funds you generously provided were spent on shelters like this one and that 100 percent of the funds you sent were used in Haiti. Also attached are several photos showing examples of the shelters you supported.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Director Wynn Walent has published an impressive video review of the year, showing the many projects the organization has been able to implement in Haiti: www.bit.ly/locally_haiti.
Children often “happen” without being “planned”, whether in rich or in poor countries. But nevertheless we experience parents go out of their way to support their children and provide a home, food and education…