La Gonave Children's Village
April 2, 2013 – Extollo International and Okipe,
a co-operative of non-profit organizations, celebrate the opening of the La Gonave Children’s Orphanage. The orphan village, built by 67 local men and women, is located on a 4-acre parcel of land near the town of Anse-à-Galets.
Through Extollo’s training program, local residents built the 15 structures that comprise this children’s village. The community includes 10 family-style orphan homes, a multi-purpose building, gazebo, water tower, guard-house and storage building. Off-the-grid utilities include water capture & filtration and solar power.
Each home houses 8-10 orphans and a caregiver, providing new hope to the 80 children previously living in unsafe and overcrowded conditions near downtown Anse-à-Galets.
Our completion date for this project was March 31, 2013. We moved over 80 excited Haitian orphans into their new home on April 2nd!
67 men and women trained in construction
7,800 days of employment
25 people employed by new startups
20 people employed by business expansion
Over 1,000 family members impacted with food, clothing and education
Trainees were tested and graded on how well they can build a lead. Is it plumb, level, straight, and with proper mortar joints?
Press Release: Extollo International Completes Children’s Orphanage
La Gonave Island, Haiti, April 17, 2013. Orphanage project trains 67 Haitians and provides 7800 days of earned income for Haitian workers. Read Full Press Release
Children's Village as of May 2015
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