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.

 

House   Date Completed  Date Dedicated GPS Location
158 Jean Michel   In Progress    
157 Glaubert Appolon   In Progress    
156 Dieuseul Joseph   In Progress    
155 Mdme Louis   June 2019   18.6544444/-74.1572222
154 Numa Despeines   June 2019   18.662222/-74.1655556
153 Johnson Laguerre   May 2019    18.656823/-74.161168
152 Christline Bazard   May 2019    18.6641667-74.1627778
151 Nadege Lapaix   May 2019    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