HMI Houses

What are the benefits of building a home for the poor?

Perhaps you’re wondering what type of long term impact the home you are building will have.  First and foremost, you are taking people out of living hell and placing them into a life of dignity, safety and security or as we like to say, “changing hell holes to homes!” which is a priceless gift of love and compassion for which we at HMI and the families we serve will be forever grateful.  There are five main benefits however to a family receiving a home:

  1. Economic Impact - A debt-free home helps leverage families out of poverty. Funds previously needed to treat sick children and help them survive can now be used to purchase school supplies and other necessities.

  2. Educational Impact - A stable environment encourages learning. A child who lives in a decent home is much more likely to attend school and continue their education.

  3. Health Impact - Eliminating dirt floors and exposure to the elements improves their overall quality of life and reduces sickness. Having a concrete floor alone reduces the incidence of all sorts of diseases but especially diarrhea.

  4. Social & Emotional Impact - The emotional well-being of family members stabilizes as basic issues of survival are eliminated. Family life is strengthened and they can start thinking about the future.  These homes lift each family out of misery and raises them to a level of poverty where they have dignity, self-respect, joy, hope and understand love in action.

  5. Spiritual Impact - Your practical demonstration of God’s love for them inspires a desire to want to give back.  As each home is completed and dedicated, the family is presented with an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and encouraged to pray daily for all who have given to bring about this miracle in their lives and to pray for all their friends and family members who are in need.

As of September 2020, we have built 199 houses in this area.  This is a substantial and an incredible number of families that now have lovely, durable and dignified homes and no longer have to live in mud and squalor.  The four room houses with porches now afford safe shelter for them and for fiends and family.

The Story of the HMI house construction project

House   Date Completed  Date Dedicated GPS Location
202 Michel
  In Progress
   
201 Louis
  In Progess
   
200 Laventure   Oct 2020    
199 Christophe   Sept 2020
   
198 Louis
  Sept 2020    
197 Hyppolite
  Sep 2020    
196 Despeines
  Aug 2020    
195 Felissaint
  Aug 2020    
194 Moise
  Aug 2020    
193 Fils   Jul 2020    
192 Felissaint
  Jul 2020    
191 Charles
  Jul 2020    
190 Calasse
  June 2020    
189 Michel
  June 2020    
188 Milord
  June 2020    
187 Feret
  May 2020    
186 Calas
  May 2020    
185 Pierre   May 2020   18.656/-74.160
184 Joseph
  Apr 2020    
183 Luckner
  Apr 2020   18.664/-74.172
182 Luc
  Apr 2020   18.665/-74.173
181 Salomon
  Mar 2020    
180 Fouyol
  Mar 2020    
179 Hyppolite
  Mar 2020    
178 Numa
  Feb 2020    
177 Jeudy
  Feb 2020    
176 Estage
  Feb 2020    
175 Sejour
  Jan 2020    
174 Dominique
  Jan 2020    
173 Philipee
  Jan 2020    
172 Luc   Dec 2019    
171 Baptiste
  Dec 2019 Jan 2020 18.655/-74.202
170 Fado   Dec 2019    
169 Dominique   Nov 2019    
168 Pierre   Nov 2019    
167 Alcide   Nov 2019    
166 Marie Michel   Oct 2019    
165 Fouyol   Oct 2019 Jan 2020 18.667/-74.179
164 Dorismond   Oct 2019 Jan 2020 18.655/-74.153
163 Rose Michel   Sept 2019 Jan 2020 18.662/-74.156
162 Dume Maginet   Sept 2019 Jan 2020 18.664/-74.170
161 Marise Louis   Sept 2019 Jan 2020 18.654/-74.152
160 Berlius Neptune   Aug 2019 Jan 2020 18.665/-74.156
159 Marianne Luc   Aug 2019 Jan 2020 18.662/-74.167
158 Jean Michel   July 2019 Jan 2020 18.657/-74.152
157 Glaubert Appolon   July 2019 Jan 2020 18.660/-74.153
156 Dieuseul Joseph   July 2019 Jan 2020 18.661/-74.159
155 Mdme Louis   June 2019 Jan 2020 18.6544444/-74.1572222
154 Numa Despeines   June 2019 Jan 2020 18.662222/-74.1655556
153 Johnson Laguerre   May 2019 Jan 2020  18.656823/-74.161168
152 Christline Bazard   May 2019 Jan 2020  18.6641667-74.1627778
151 Nadege Lapaix   May 2019 Jan 2020  18.655883/-74.157157
150 Magdala Cassamajor   Apr 2019  May 2019  N18.664720 W 74.168016
149 Marie Louis   Apr 2019  May 2019  N18.661944 W 74.156615
148 ILena Dominique   Mar 2019  April 2019  18.652948/-74.155361
147 Dieufaite Felissaint   Mar 2019  April 2019  18.665170/-74.168257