The Hopestart Children’s Home, the Abandoned Baby Center, and the Feeding Program are now being run in rented facilities. In September 2014, we were able to acquire a 10-acre property in Jérémie with a $160,000 gift from the San Diego Rock Church. On this land, we have begun to build our own facilities to expand the Children’s Home and the Abandoned Baby Center and construct the Super Kitchen. See our latest news in our Expansion Plan Updates and see pictures of the current facilities.
We will continue construction to erect a school building to provide a superior education to promising children, as well as to teach practical skills that will enable disadvantaged adults to earn a living. This is badly needed as the current unemployment rate approaches 65% and the vast majority of the unemployed do not have any useful skill whereby to earn a decent living.
When fully built out this property will provide:
• An orphanage for 80-100 children (1 abandoned baby center and 4 family homes)
• A “Super Kitchen” that will provide at least 1,000 meals a day to impoverished and malnourished primary school children
• A school to educate and equips the next generation to think outside the cycle of poverty and provide real solutions and leadership to turn around the situation in Haiti
• A vocational training center that teaches basics skills that will enable the unemployed to earn a decent living
• A guesthouse that can accommodate short-term groups visiting the Hopestart operations in Haiti
• A 1,000 seat amphitheater to be used for a church and community outreach center
• Solar fields and rain water collection systems to sustain the entire project
• An egg and chicken farm to provide badly needed protein for the Children’s Home and the feeding program