Monday, February 20, 2012

Better Than a Box of Chocolates!

Symbolic Key on Move-In Day
        It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home. ~Author Unknown

     Three months ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to use my hands to help build houses in Haiti.  Since our trip in November, HFH has been busy constructing ecofriendly latrines for each house, solar powered street lighting and access to clean water for the community.

     Last week on Valentine's Day, one hundred fifty-five families moved into the completed structures.  As the photos below show, their hearts have built some amazing homes.

Celebration is in the air in the Santo community!

Kids playing in their new neighborhood


Benita Louis unlocks the door to her new home

Adele Auguste unlocks the door to her new home

Marie Mulard Tanus holds her deed of ownership...A huge accomplishment in Haiti

Just look at that smile!

Nathalie Saint Germain and her son in front of their new house

playing on the front porch

The Dieula Wilson family

landscaping :)

doing chores :)

catching up with neighbors

  And next Valentine's Day, three hundred forty-five more families will be living in new HFH homes, surrounded by a community center, health center, school and safe play areas.  Better than a box of chocolates!

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