Haiti

 
 
 

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 HAITI BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE
 

* Haiti was 145th of 169 countries in the UN Human Development Index, which is the poorest in the Western Hemisphere

 

* More than 70% of people in Haiti were living on less than $2.00 US per day

 

* 86% of people in Port au Prince were living in slum conditions - mostly tightly-packed, poorly-built, concrete buildings.

 

* 80% of education in Haiti was provided in often poor-quality private schools, the state system generally provided better education but provided far too few places

 

* Half of people in Port-au-Prince had no access to latrines and only one-third has access to tap water

 

IMPACT OF THE JANUARY 12, 2010 EARTHQUAKE

 

ü 7.0 Magnitude Quake struck near Port au Prince

 

ü 3,500,000 people were affected by the quake

 

ü 220,000 people estimated to have died

 

ü 300,000+ people were injured

 

ü Over 188,383 houses were badly damaged and 105,000 were destroyed by the earthquake (293,383 in total),

 

ü 1.5m people became homeless

 

ü After the quake there were 19 million cubic metres of rubble and debris in Port au Prince – enough to fill a line of shipping containers stretching end to end from New York to Los Angeles = 2,700 miles.

 

ü 4,000 schools were damaged or destroyed

 

ü 25% of civil servants in Port au Prince died

 

ü 60% of Government and administrative buildings, 80% of schools in Port-au-Prince and 60% of schools in the South and West Departments were destroyed or damaged

 

ü Over 600,000 people left their home area in Port-au-Prince and mostly stayed with host families

 

ü At its peak, one and a half million people were living in camps including over 100,000 at critical risk from storms and flooding

 

ü Unrelated to the earthquake but causing aid response challenges was the outbreak of cholera in October 2010. By July 2011 5,899 had died as a result of the outbreak, and 216,000 were infected

 
HAITI WILL NEED MANY YEARS TO RECOVER FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE
 
HAITI INTERCESSORS
 
Purpose: Because the Haitians have one of the greatest needs in the western hemisphere, EBC will intercede.

Biblical Basis: Isaiah 59:15-16... “...Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice. 16 He saw that there was no man, And wondered that there was no intercessor”
 
Acts 11:29-30
 
29 Then the disciples, each according to his ability, determined to send relief to the brethren dwelling in Judea. 
 
 
INTERCEEDING FOR...
 
1) Male volunteers to help build orphanage and schools.
 
2) More volunteers willing to pray, give and go.
 
3) Charlie & Marty Eglin Tommy and Joy Schwindling.
 
4) To build an orphanage in Cayes Jacmel
 
5) Alliance with other churches to accomplish vision.
 
 
 
 
HI Mission: HI exists to intercede in prayer for Haiti and follow our Lord in obedience, starting at Jacmel in at least 5 ways:
 
1)  FINANCIAL SUPPORT: 
 
          A) Goal 1: Raise funding for each volunteer who signs up for July 2016 Trip.
 
          B) Goal 2: Raise $6,000.00 to establish orphanage for 30 orphans.
 
          C) Goal 3: Raise money for Talapia Pond Construction and Stocking.

2) SKILLED LABOR & STAFFING VOLUNTEERS: 
 
     The Children's Hope Orphange is such a special place, with 23 loving and energetic children living there.  The second phase of construction continues with Charlie Elgin and mission teams from Alabama.  So exciting, this site will consist of living quarters for Tommy and Joy Swindling, co-directors of the orphange. 
 
       
3)  MEDICAL PERSONNEL & RESOURCES: 
    
         
4) SCHOOL: 
 
          A) Develop Plan for k-12.
 
          B) Enlist Church Partnership for school and orphange for 30 children.Feeding Children if EBC can adopt
          
           
5) CHURCH SUPPORT: