By Marianne Boehme
Mission Trip News Continues
Updates: June 2021
“FOOD INSECURITY” ROCKS THE NATION OF HAITI
MOTHER’S DAY COMES A WEEK EARLY FOR CABRINI’S HAITIAN FAMILIES IN HAITI.
Mother’s Day is the last Sunday in May in Haiti. Our leaders delivered the June food distribution on May 24th and 25th 2021. Several donors contributed funding for this distribution. We were grateful to them for helping us meet the need once again. We were able to ease the food insecurities that the mothers face daily. This time we gave them 3 large cans of sardines. This was a special treat adding protein to their diets. Carmelo and Eral delivered the food to their homes with the motor bike. Some of our mothers do not have the strength and stamina to handle the large bags of rice and beans. This also shows them the respect we have for them. It also provides a way to check on the homes and the family situation every few months. We started the food program in 2017 and have done it 4 -5 times each year. In 2017 the budget was $1700.00 per distribution and presently in 2021 It is $3,000 for the same food and amount.
WATER PROJECT TESTING OF FILTERS TOOK PLACE IN MAY ALONG WITH FOOD DELIEVERY. CABRINI’S HAITI OUTREACH CONTINUES TO PROVIDE BOTH FOOD AND WATER TO OUR FAMILIES, BOTH OF WHICH SUPPORT LIFE.
I am happy to report that at the end of May we have completed the outside of our 4,000sq ft. COMMUNITY OUTREACH BUILDING – LIFE SKILL CENTER. We have found a general contractor, in Haiti, that has built many steel structures in Haiti. Our Haitian construction team worked alongside with the skilled contractors for 8 -10 hour days in the heat of the Caribbean at the end of May. We now have windows, doors, soffits, rain gutters, down spouts and a screened roof vent. As you can see from the picture, it is beautiful. The general contractor hand manufactured the parts that were needed to complete the outside structure. The building will now be protected from the elements.
WAYS TO BECOME INVOLVED
BY PRAYING, FINANCIAL SUPPORT OR GOING ON A MISSION TRIP. WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR 2 PEOPLE FOR OUR NEXT MISION TRIP ON FEB. 4-12, 2022. PLEASE CALL MARIANNE. 262-338-8845 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
PLEASE WATCH THE DISPLAY IN THE NARTHEX FOR HARD COPIES OF THE MONTHLY UPDATE AND THE WEB SITE. TELL YOUR FRIENDS. ALL FUNDS- 100% – GIVEN TO HAITI OUTREACH ARE USED FOR SERVING THE POOR. LOOK TO THE NEWS ARTICLE IN JUNE ON FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND OUTREACH DIRECTLY TO OUR HAITIAN FAMILIES.