For Giving Tuesday and throughout the “giving season” this year, we are asking for your help. We would like the orphanage to reflect the love that we have by planting nice trees and plants that will bring a fresh look to the place. We also would like to provide another bathroom that is so necessary when housing 17 children. There are a lot we can do to beautify the building, including painting the outside and inside rooms.
Additionally, did you know? At Kominote Ti Fanmi Nou, we have been struggling to have constant electricity for many years? Yes, we live in a part of the world where electricity is truly a luxury. Thankfully, we are blessed with limited access to electricity, but reliability is extremely inconsistent.
Our struggle: Almost nightly, our children eat dinner in the dark. They have no light to study by and therefore less time to do their homework, especially in the winter months. Our young homeschoolers need power for certain computer resources. The city of Carrefour powers on the electricity for a select part of the city randomly, in the middle of the night! Why? The energy challenges: Haiti has a broken electricity sector in the Port Au Prince area.
Proven benefits: You can make Komintote Ti Fanmi Nou feel more like a home with regular electricity. You will also make a profound difference in our child’s lives, simply by helping to provide light. Having regular electricity allows children to study more, helping them improve grades and giving them more opportunities in the future.
Our current resources: We have been blessed recently with a donation of 2 solar panels, which allow us to have some lighting in the house, but the voltage is not enough to power up any appliances such as freezer, refrigerator, stove and irons, or to even charge a cell phone. We have been blessed with donations of a sink and faucet. We also recently received a donation of a Royal Power PIC2000-12 Power Inverter which will not only power up the whole house including the appliances, it will also enable us to have power even when the sun does not generate enough sunlight to power up the solar panels. However, the inverter requires batteries.
Our goal: is to raise $3000 to pay for all of the construction materials which will include cement, cinder blocks, nails, wood, gravel, sand, plumbing materials and funds to pay for a toilet, tiles and labor. Additionally - paint, plants, as well as a purchase of 6 Trojan 24-GEL 12V 77 AH Batteries.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING! You will be blessed!