The rebuilding efforts in Haiti may have faded from the headlines, but every week, we’re still handing over new homes to families in need. After 15 months in a tent in the yard, Fredine and her family are finally home.
Fredine proudly sweeps and cleans the new home in the Nazon area of Port au Prince. She’s certain, housework will never again feel like a chore. She’s thrilled to have a roof over their heads.
The family lived in a two-story home until the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake. Their home was destroyed, but they thank God the entire family survived.
They had no choice but to move into a tent in the backyard. The tent was so small the children often stayed with neighbors and friends. They couldn’t afford a new home because she and her husband rely on selling food and other items on the street for income.
World Concern partnered with CHF International to demolish their house and removed the rubble, clearing space to construct a transitional shelter. Fredine’s new home was constructed by World Concern, and she moved in with her family on May 14, 2011.
After being handed the keys, Fredine went right to work, making her new house a home. It’s a major step in the process of healing for this family.
Read more about our work in Haiti and help others like Fredine rebuild their lives.