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 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.

The Story of the HMI house construction project

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