Flimsy walls. Dirt floors. Leaky roofs. Haiti’s poorest families live in unimaginable conditions. Many fear even a simple storm might topple their shanties and leave them homeless at any time.
Fortunately, there is hope! Father Glenn Meaux’s Kobonal Haiti Mission has a plan to build and repair homes, restoring hope to these families in their hour of need. This fall, you can help us build 20 new concrete homes and make important repairs to 80 existing homes in the Diocese of Hinche.
For over three decades, Fr. Meaux’s team at the Kobonal Haiti Mission has been obedient to God’s call to care for the poor, and their holistic transformation strategy has included providing safe housing for poor families, restoring dignity and hope. Since the start of the program, the Mission has built 815 sturdy homes for families in need.
Follow God’s blueprint for success by helping build and repair safe homes for families in urgent need!
The Kobonal Haiti Mission does more than provide safe housing; it provides clean water, nutritious food, medical care, Catholic education, agricultural training, microenterprise and spiritual formation activities. As the Mission addresses both material and spiritual needs, it also strengthens families and the next generation. Your gift to the Kobonal Haiti Mission will promote the development of the whole person, meeting practical needs through a holistic approach to poverty relief rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Fr. Glenn Meaux founded the Kobonal Haiti Mission and Kobonal School.
The Mission builds its first home and begins its microenterprise and feeding ministries.
The Mission completes its first water project.
Cross Catholic Outreach and the Mission begin a partnership.
The Kobonal Haiti Mission dedicates a new open-air chapel.
and Beyond… The Mission continues to transform hearts and lives by meeting the material and spiritual needs of the poor.
Fr. Meaux made it his goal to renew the dignity of poor families by giving them humane living conditions and a safe place to raise their families. Over the years, the housing ministry has built 815 sturdy homes for families in need, but the work isn’t finished yet. Fr. Meaux needs your help to provide safe shelter for families still living in destitute conditions. Safe homes give the poor the security they need to break the cycle of poverty and strengthen their Catholic faith.
Your gift will help build 20 sturdy concrete homes equipped with solar power and solid roofs at an average cost of $10,207 per house.
The Mission will make repairs to 80 existing homes at an average cost of $1,986, ensuring families don’t fall back into poverty.
Kobonal will provide other critical needs such as clean water, nutritious food, Catholic education, microenterprise loans and much more!
Each Mission house is four rooms and 598 square feet.
Kobonal homes are built to last, featuring concrete walls and floors, a galvanized steel roof, lockable windows and doors, and are equipped with solar panels. The Mission also makes home repairs and upgrades, which include roof replacement, wood roof frame replacement, wall patching, fixing doors, windows and any other repairs that may be needed.
The Kobonal Haiti Mission strives to meet the material and spiritual needs of the poor, knowing that God is the one who provides total life transformation.
Your gift to the Kobonal Haiti Mission will promote the development of the whole person, meeting practical needs like safe housing through a holistic approach to poverty relief rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Fr. Meaux has committed his life to serving and evangelizing the poor.
Dutremas and his family need your help to get out of their circumstances.
Dutremas Pierre is a single father raising his children in a mud and stick home that could collapse at any moment, making it terrifying to sleep at night.
“I ask God that while we are asleep, that we do not rely on ourselves, but we rely on him to protect us and have a good night, so we can be alive to see another day tomorrow,” Dutremas said.
Your support will answer his family’s prayer for relief with safe shelter.
By following God’s blueprint for success, Fr. Meaux has helped hundreds of poor families escape extreme poverty. When you give to build and repair homes, you will support Fr. Meaux’s winning transformation strategy of strengthening families through the gift of safe shelter. A new home renews dignity, increases confidence and provides a fresh start.
Join the Master Builder to build lives on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ!
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When you include Cross Catholic Outreach as a beneficiary in your will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy you will make a difference for poor communities by meeting both material and spiritual needs for generations to come.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2022, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.