Poor families in Haiti live in fear of storms. Cross Catholic Outreach is working to replace shanty houses too flimsy to stand up to the wind, rain and flooding with safe, durable homes.
In the tiny community of Palo Blanco in the Dominican Republic, people are praising God for the water system that was recently completed.
The entire country of Haiti seems to be in a perpetual state of construction. Even homes seem to be in a perpetual state of being built or rebuilt.
While it sometimes feels as though the scope of poverty in Haiti is insurmountable, the truth is that positive changes can be achieved.
We got a taste of hardship when we visited the Vieux family in Haiti. Cross Catholic Outreach is working with the Kobonal Haiti Mission to build safe, sturdy homes for the needy.
The water collected to use in Haiti shouldn’t be used for drinking or other household activities because it can make people sick, but the Laurents have to do this to survive. Read more.