Locally Haiti

Local leaders. Lasting impact

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!

In gratitude,
Wynn Walent
Executive Director

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.

Amis de Fond des Blancs

$1,300 for shelter for a family in Fond des Blancs.


1,000 for medical assistance to affected women of the microcredit project in Camp Perrin.


$13,000 to be used with its partners including Haiti Projet Education and Fondation St. Luc.

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