Friday, April 2, 2010
Haiti Day 4: Design Success
This morning H.E.R.O. took a giant leap forward in our progress to design housing for orphans and street children. Rea Dol, the Director of SOPUDEP, the local organization here in Haiti that we have partnered with was able to find (at a moment’s notice) an architect to make our vision a reality for a minimal cost. After 2 hours of discussion we developed a solid plan that would encompass building five separate 1000 square foot units that would house 2 dormitories (boys and girls), multipurpose room, clinic, and staff/guest quarters. I have attached with this post the potential design that would be modified to meet our needs. We will travel on April 6th to the property that has been donated to better understand the size and potential of the land. Our goal is to begin construction by January, 2011.
Happy Easter! Being a largely Catholic population, Haiti celebrates Easter with gusto! On Friday and Sunday most shops have closed, and banks and government institutions are on Holiday. We have been invited to celebrate Easter with a local family, and partake in Easter supper. We hope that you enjoy your holidays, and may God bless you.