In the tiny community of Palo Blanco in the Dominican Republic, people are praising God for the water system that was recently completed.
Responding to the Housing Crisis in Haiti How Cross Catholic Outreach is transforming communities with safe homes As a project officer for Cross Catholic Outreach, I was based in Haiti for years, and my father is Haitian as well. So I have traveled across Haiti countless times, from the southern peninsula all the way up […]
3 Ministries That Are Impacting Lives in Haiti I have been Cross Catholic Outreach’s in-country project consultant for more than seven years, and have over 14 years of experience in international development, primarily in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. My father is Haitian and I have deep roots in the country. So when I talk […]
The Human Impact of Safe Housing in Haiti It’s easy to see why no family would want to live in this house. This rotting, leaking, termite-infested, dirt floor hut wouldn’t make an acceptable shed, let alone a place to sleep at night. While less visible, conditions like these also produce a lot of human “wear […]
I recently became friends with the Laurent family, who live near the Kobonal Haiti Mission. Heriode and Odimene Laurent are parents to seven children, including Amonise, 9, and Venise, 6. This family lives in dire poverty, residing in a house made of mud and sticks with no running water. When I visit families, I often […]