Terre Nueve, Haiti
A remote village location 23km north into the mountains outside Gonaives, Haiti. Essential supplies are hard to acquire and the majority of villagers are sustained through agriculture and trade at the local market.
The original church building was used as a school through the week. The building was made of local hand-cut lumber and repurposed tin that was retrieved from a refuse pile. The member of the church carried rocks from the local riverbed to create the beginnings of a foundation.
Construction began by building a foundation around the existing structure with local masons. There was considerable challenge transporting building materials through the mountain passes.
The school and church are now built and awaiting finishing construction and furniture. Needed improvements include latrine, kitchen, water well, and secure fence and gates.
Pastor Simon Romain is a trained educator and serves the village of Terre Nueve as a Pastor and School Director. He also is working to develop a local income project.