Our mission expanded to help with self sufficiency. In Rwanda we sponsored a "chicken project" where 8o vulnerable families were provided with 2 chickens each. This can be life changing and supplies a means of food as well as income.
As conditions worsened in Haiti, and it has been unwise for us to travel there, we had our friend Pastor Rosinel visit us. We were able to send him home with lights to distribute to those in need.
Jason visited Haiti in May and brought lights as well as funds for a solar charging station which was completed that summer. This is a stationary building where individuals can go to charge their cell phones. 80% of the population has a cell phone, yet 20% has access to electricity.
As of August 2019 we have distributed over 300 lights, 75 Bibles, and have piloted our moto-bike loan project with an individual in Cabaret, Haiti.
We have personally visited the villages in Haiti 4 times and have been sending lanterns to our contact in Kigali, Rwanda.