Located in Gressier, 32km south of Port-au-Prince and just minutes from the epicentre of the January 12, 2010 earthquake, House of Hope orphanage is home to approximately 220 children.
House of Hope (HOH) was one of the only buildings that remained standing after the 7.0 earthquake of January, 2010. When the dust settled, the children and staff were very fortunate to have escaped with their lives, but the girls’ dormitory suffered critical structural damage and had to be demolished.
After months of interviewing construction companies, poring over designs, checking references and balancing budgets, CFTC selected a local Haitian company to carry out the construction. The complexity of all rebuilding in Haiti was true for HOH as well.
New construction regulations meant that permits took longer to obtain than expected, and CFTC finally broke ground in May, 2011.
The finishing touches are being put on the girls’ dorm now (see photo, right, of the construction well underway in November 2011).
These construction efforts would not have happened without the generous support of our donors. Many of the children that live at House of Hope are orphans, or have parents that are unable to care for them, and it is these children that will now have a safe, warm place to sleep within the walls of this dorm.