Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake, one million people have experienced homelessness, living in the tent cities terrorized by tropical storms, hurricanes, disease, and rape gangs. None of the billions in US aid has gone to rebuild homes for these people and crime has become a commonplace. Fortunately a number of Christian organizations have started to fill the gap.
Completed early in 2014, The Merci’ de Dieu (“Thanks to God”) Village is nestled in the hills of Gressier, Haiti. Sixty-three colorful homes dot the hillside, surrounded by neatly kept gardens and filled with families who had previously been living in some of the most deplorable conditions. All of the villagers were touched by the devastations of the earthquake of 2010, often having lost loved ones and all they owned.
A church, two team houses, a small store and a clinic are also part of the village.
The village is run by local village elders, while Mercy International partners offer support to families and scholarships to students. Longterm discipleship programs and skills training are a growing part of the ministry. We love the people of the Merci’ de Dieu Village and are honored to be their friends.
Please pray as we are seeing more options come before us to build other villages. The need is overwhelming but our resources are limited. Thank you.