Tiny homes provide housing solution for Haitian single mothers

By January 4, 2021
haiti

Haiti (MNN) — For Haiti With Love has a new project this year: tiny homes!

Two Haitian young women recently became single mothers. But with no family to support them and nowhere to go, these young mothers and their babies have been homeless.

For Haiti With Love builds Pilgrim Houses for needy families in Haiti to demonstrate God’s love. But Eva DeHart at For Haiti With Love says they need something fast for these two young moms. Tiny homes fit the ticket.

“They won’t be anything like the [Pilgrom Houses] that we normally build,” DeHart says. “But they will be secure, clean, comfortable shelters for these girls and their babies.”

For Haiti with Love’s 29th Pilgrim House (Photo courtesy of For Haiti With Love)

Haiti is in a housing crisis and has been for a long time. Before the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian population already lacked 700,000 housing units. Then almost 300,000 homes were destroyed in the earthquake, and few have been rebuilt satisfactorily.

DeHart says, “It’s a growing population without really a growing construction industry. So if there is a home available to rent, the owners can charge top dollar for it. Then it takes several families living in that home to be able to afford it.”

They still need at least $2,000 to start construction on the tiny homes. Whether you can give $2,000, $200, or $20, every little bit helps.

Donate to For Haiti With Love here and help them be Jesus’s hands in Haiti.

While these two single mothers and their babies wait for housing, please pray for their safety. Ask God to be their comfort and strength.

 

 

Header photo courtesy of Zach Vessels via Unsplash.