by Disciples' Village 200 Lives Impacted Haiti
Because our American staff has been unable to be in Haiti, you may be wondering - "without American leadership on the ground in Haiti, who is runn...
Because our American staff has been unable to be in Haiti, you may be wondering - "without American leadership on the ground in Haiti, who is running our ministries?" The answer is powerful yet simple - our Haitian leaders. We've had twelve years to build up, train and disciple our Haitian leadership team, and praise be to God, they have proven themselves trustworthy and faithful time and time again. Because of their faithfulness to God and their love for our Alex's House children and the villages we support, all of our ministries have continued to thrive under the guidance of their leadership.
Yet, they have paid a great price for their faithfulness. While all ministry expenses are paid through our general budget, our staff and workers’ salaries have continued to shrink due to the out of control inflation that has plagued the country. For instance, in the past year:
a 25 lb bag of rice was $25. It is now $52!
a 50 lb bag of beans was $40. It is now $71!
1 gallon of diesel fuel was $3.63, it is now $15.86!
Our kitchen workers and cleaners used to pay $.48 a day to get to work on the Tap Tap (a pickup truck with people in the back). They are now having to pay $1.90 a day!
We are asking you to be a blessing to these faithful people. This year we are seeking to raise money to make a generous donation to our Haitian Heroes, who sacrifice daily to carry out our mission goals in Haiti.