Blog

06 Aug

C4C – 8/6/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. 57 cases have been confirmed in the community of Kenscoff. AGRICULTURE: Our backyard farming program in Massikot has been highly successful for 50 of the poorest families in our partner church. 50 goats were distributed last December, which has now grown to 150 goats. Peppers, leeks, papaya trees, cabbage, and beans are growing well in the backyard farms and the community garden! Many of the families have reported that they no...

04 Aug

C4C – 8/4/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. ILA JOI: Our 16 artisans have come on site this past week to collect materials to make ornaments from home for Feed My Starving Children Marketplace. We are grateful for a new order and work for our artisans! Visit our site to shop Ila Joi: https://www.zelhaiti.com/ila-joi-1 CRECHE: Nathan, our Creche Director, has reported that everything is going very well at the creche. He is purchasing food and...

30 Jul

C4C – 7/30/20

COVID-19 cases in Haiti have stabilized, but most people remain untested. Haiti is no longer in a state of emergency, as factories are running again at 100%, churches are meeting together, and schools plan to start classes in November, according to the Haitian prime minister Joseph Jouthe. However, we remain cautious in our work and have kept our social distancing and safety plans in place, as we know the virus can continue spreading. CRECHE: Today is M’s 9th birthday! We were...

28 Jul

C4C – 7/28/20

COVID-19 confirmed cases have stabilized, but most Haitians who have contracted the virus remain untested. MAIN SITE: We received a delivery of diesel today to keep our vehicles and generator running on our main site in Kenscoff where we have our medical clinic, women’s empowerment program, guesthouse, and creche. There has been a shortage of diesel in Haiti the past week. We are grateful to God for the ways He continues to provide for us! CRECHE: The kids are all healthy! We...

23 Jul

C4C – 7/23/20

COVID-19 confirmed cases have stabilized, but most Haitians who have contracted the virus remain untested. EDUCATION: Our students continue to get projects from their teachers to do from home. We are evaluating the situation to decide when it will be safe to open our village schools back up and what we can do to keep the kids healthy when that time comes. CRECHE: We are in the midst of summer rainy season in Haiti, but the kids are finding plenty of indoor...

21 Jul

C4C – 7/21/20

Over 7,000 Haitians have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country’s 2 testing centers. CHURCH: We commend all of the pastors in our 14 villages who have stepped in during this extremely challenging season as a light and encouragement to their communities. Our pastors have been visiting families, praying for them and helping meet their needs. Over the last few months, Haitians have had even less work opportunities, higher costs of living, and added stress that make daily life often overbearing. We...

16 Jul

C4C – 7/16/20

COVID-19 cases have stabilized in Haiti, but most people who are ill remain untested due to only 2 testing centers for 11 million people. MEDICAL CLINIC: Our doctors, nurses, and remaining staff are pleased to be back at work, caring for children who come to our clinic from across the region! It has been a successful week of reopening the clinic and our staff have done a great job following the protocols we have set in place...

14 Jul

C4C – 7/14/20

Nearly 7,000 Haitians have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country’s 2 testing centers. MEDICAL CLINIC: Our pediatric clinic has officially opened back up again starting today! We have secured the proper medical equipment to keep our doctors, nurses, and remaining staff safe from COVID-19. We have also implemented social distancing and will be sanitizing the clinic multiple times a day. We are only allowing 1 family in the waiting room at a time and asking all...

09 Jul

C4C – 7/9/20

COVID-19 confirmed cases have stabilized, but most Haitians who have contracted the virus remain untested. AGRICULTURE: The backyard farming crops in our remote village of Massikot are growing well! Papaya, leek, cabbage, squash, and pepper seeds were planted earlier this year and we are now in the bean and peanut planting season. We chose 50 of the poorest families to benefit from this program and provide a sustainable way to feed their families. We have also distributed 48 goats to the families....

07 Jul

C4C – 7/7/20

Over 6,400 Haitians have tested positive for COVID-19 in the country’s 2 testing centers. ZEL: We have implemented a social distancing workspace for our 9 seamstresses so that they can begin working again! Visit our website to shop medical scrubs, yoga bags, and more: https://www.zelhaiti.com Your purchase helps provide for these women and their families. Haiti has experienced a major rise in inflation, which makes it difficult for families to purchase enough food and other necessities. One of...