We have some exciting updates to share with you about Pwoje Espwa (Project Hope), an orphanage led by Father Marc Boisvert in southern Haiti that Cross Catholic and our generous benefactors have supported for many years.
Over the summer, we helped Fr. Marc start construction on much-needed dormitories in partnership with Shelter2Home for the 54 girls living at Pwoje Espwa orphanage, most of whom came to live there after the January earthquake.
With more orphaned and vulnerable girls who need shelter since the earthquake, Fr. Marc decided they needed their own special dorms, as the houses they are living in now are becoming too crowded with so many bright, beautiful little girls.
Construction is well under-way on the dorms—this week, the crew is installing windows (see photo at left). The new dorms include bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities, and a courtyard area for group activities. The girls will live there with their “house mothers,” women who take care of them and watch over them just like real moms would.
Fr. Marc expects the dorms to be fully complete within a few weeks.
Pwoje Espwa is also home to more than 700 orphaned and vulnerable children. Since the earthquake, 156 new girls and boys have arrived at Pwoje Espwa, looking for shelter and care. Thanks to support from our generous benefactors, Cross Catholic has been able to help Fr. Marc meet the increased need in his community following the tragic earthquake.