Hurricane Matthew roared through Haiti on Oct. 3rd, 2016. In the immediate aftermath, JUST MERCY brought in food shipments and other aid for Ile a Vache. Since then, we have traveled to the mountain village of Janou on the mainland that Bill visited last year, a grueling 3-4 hour hike up. The village was hit hard by the hurricane. It’s church building was blown away, numerous houses down or severely damaged, and no outside help.
One of the houses needing a roof in Janou
JUST MERCY has “adopted” the village of Janou. Our local congregation in MO has made two trips with us to the village and has been raising money to rebuild and reroof homes for those who were effected. The first house has been reproofed and more are in the works.
Site of the old church building, hopefully of the new church/school
We currently are seeking to raise funds to rebuild the church which we intend to also use as a school. Children from the village who want to go to school currently have to hike down the mountain for three hours and then hike back up again that afternoon! Not all children of the village can afford to go so if you can, please donate so that we can rebuild the church/school and hire the teachers needed to teach.