Puilboreau is located on the mountain hillsides north of Gonaives, Haiti along Route 1. There has been no foreign aid in this areas and very little development. Most locals depend on agriculture which has been declining due to drought and insufficent farming methods. With the leadership of Pastor Jeannot, the local community has pooled its resources to create a commercial grind mill to help bring sustainable income. Route 3 is also being developed to give access from Gonaives to Cap Haitien in the north.
The church building was built over the course of 14 years with the resources of the people and Pastor Jeannot personal investment. The school of 96 children was meeting in building with a make-shift roof and dirt floor.
Construction began with placing a new roof on the building. There was also repair of a diesel commercial grinder that was an existing local business the community had invested in.
Plans to complete the church/ school building include a concrete floor, plaster and paint, and a bread oven to begin a feeding program for the school.
Pastor Jeannot Sainfat is a trained lawyer & agricultural technician and serves the village of Puilboreau, Haiti as a Pastor, School Director, and community leader.