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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Aug 2023, we will have built 319 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 friends and family.
|House||Date Completed||Date Dedicated||GPS Location|
|321 Lestin||Sept 2023|
|320 Louis||Sept 2023|
|319 Toto||Aug 2023|
|318 Berthomieux||Aug 023|
|317 Delus||Aug 2023|
|316 Poteau||Aug 2023|
|315 Janvier||July 2023|
|314 Pierre||July 2023|
|313 Cajoux||July 2023|
|312 Charles||July 2023|
|311 Raymond||June 2023||18.662/-74.154|
|310 Louis||June 2023||18.659/-74.190|
|309 Etienne||June 2023|
|308 Depeine||June 2023|
|307 Pierre||June 2023|
|306 Saintdyc||May 2023|
|305 Philippe||May 2023|
|304 Colas||May 2023|
|303 Bazard||May 2023|
|302 Lamy||May 2023|
|301 Alexandre||Apr 2023|
|300 Louis||Apr 2023||June 2023||18.660/-74.190|
|299 Augusta||Apr 2023|
|298 Bazard||Apr 2023|
|297 Luc||Apr 2023|
|296 Villiaume||Mar 2023||June 2023||18.661/-74.168|
|295 Christophe||Mar 2023|
|294 Milord||Mar 2023|
|293 Georges||Mar 2023|
|292 Michel||Mar 2023|
|291 Louis||Feb 2023|
|290 Sanon||Feb 2023|
|289 Poteau||Feb 2023|
|288 Dorismond||Feb 2023|
|287 Wysse||Feb 2023|
|286 Antoine||Jan 2023|
|285 Michel||Jan 2023|
|284 Pierre||Jan 2023|
|283 Andre||Jan 2023||June 2023||18.654/-74.167|
|282 Andre||Jan 2023||June 2023||18.654/-74.166|
|281 Lexanne||Aug 2022||June 2023||18.660/-74.156|
|280 Bazard||Aug 2022|
|279 Zizi||Aug 2022||June 2023||18.650/-74.149|
|278 Bonhomme||Aug 2022||June 2023||18.662/-74.172|