Project Description: This project is engaging with 70 families that make up Balan Village and will provide safe housing, clean water and sanitation, life skills training and access to microenterprise opportunities over a five-year period. These interventions will improve the quality and stability of the livelihoods and the surrounding environment, by ensuring that basic needs are met. Residents will be able to realize their potential by increasing their personal capacity and productivity, adopting and implementing better management practices and having access to additional services. The project follows a comprehensive approach to community development that includes not only sound and appropriate house construction and infrastructure improvements, but also essential interventions in capacity building, socioeconomic development and life skills training.
Brief Project Update
We are pleased to report that this project has begun! On Jan. 23, 2020, a meeting was held with the Committee of Leadership and Social Mission for the Haitian Church at Balan. At that meeting, a leadership committee was formed and the responsibilities of the workers were discussed.
A second meeting is scheduled between the Community Development Officer (CDO) and the first 20 beneficiaries. The purpose of this meeting is to raise awareness about this project and provide information about training and expectations.