Thirteen People Living In A Tent

Updated: Oct 27

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Three brothers standing outside of what once was their only shelter.

During our last team we went to see a family living in a tent. Actually, it is better described as sticks wrapped in tarps in which thirteen people lived. Samuel, the father, was outside trying to dry his birth and marriage certificates and other important documents as it had rained the night before and the tarps leaked badly.

Through the kindness of a donor, we were able to build them a small, four bedroom home. Pastor Etienne hired a “boss” to build it after our team left in early May and when we arrived in July the project was completed.

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The growing family of 14 now has a home for shelter on their land.

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The new home, beside what once was their only shelter.

Today we took a four-wheel drive up the mountain to the home and talked to Samuel. He was using a stick as a cane and said that he had hit his foot with a pick axe. It’s really hard for a family when the main bread-winner is out of commission.

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Samuel, pictured left, is so thankful for his new home.