Calvary partners with Project House of Hope ministries in Haiti. Project House of Hope focuses on four core development programs: orphan care, sustainable farming, women’s empowerment and community development. Calvary member, Jane Brzezinski is a board member for House of Hope and is our point of contact for those interested in sponsoring a child living in the PHOP orphanage. Calvary sent teams to Haiti before the gang activity made travel too dangerous not just for our team but for the PHOH staff in Haiti.
Gangs have taken over approximately 80 percent of the country’s capital city Port au Prince. There are no elected officials running the government. Food insecurity is at its highest and food prices have doubled. Even though there are areas in Haiti not experiencing gang activity, the gangs are moving further north of the capital and are only 30 miles from Montrouis. When gangs take over a town, they kidnap, kill, rape, burn houses, and force residents to flee to the next city with few possessions. In the PHOH area of Montrouis, the residents live under constant stress and fear that the gangs will invade their city. Even the children in the orphanage are dealing with anxiety. Le Refuge School is operating normally but they have had to add security to protect the students and the building.
Currently we are only able to support PHOH with finances and prayer. Our prayer and hope is that we will be able to travel to Haiti again in the future.