Category: Haiti

Families devastated by Haiti earthquake to get new start with Fuller Center homes in Pignon

Families devastated by Haiti earthquake to get new start with Fuller Center homes in Pignon

Photo: Leno and Lunia lost their 8-year-old son when their home in Les Anglais was destroyed in the August 14, 2021, 7.2-magnitude earthquake. They are moving to Leno’s hometown of Pignon, where they are partnering to have a simple, decent and safe Fuller Center home to raise their 6-year-old daughter Luna. This is their temporary […]

President David Snell: Haitian families need your hand-up in partnership for successful long-term recovery

President David Snell: Haitian families need your hand-up in partnership for successful long-term recovery

(Photo of earthquake damage in southwest Haiti provided by Geral Joseph, director of The Fuller Center for Housing of Pignon, Haiti) President David Snell: Haitian families need your hand-up in partnership for successful long-term recovery Donate to the Disaster Recovery Fund Haiti once again has been brought to its knees by a natural disaster, a […]

Three Haitian families thankful Michael Oliphant turned 2020 obstacles into opportunities

Three Haitian families thankful Michael Oliphant turned 2020 obstacles into opportunities

(Photo: Michael Oliphant during a 2017 Fuller Center Global Builders trip to Pignon, Haiti.) Three Haitian families thankful Michael Oliphant turned 2020 obstacles into opportunities Michael Oliphant of Hayesville, N.C., spent a week this past January with a team of Fuller Center Global Builders volunteers in El Salvador laying the groundwork for a new 34-home […]

Methodist church from West Lawn, Pennsylvania, renews spiritual energy working in Haiti

Methodist church from West Lawn, Pennsylvania, renews spiritual energy working in Haiti

The Rev. Jeff Raffauf has had many international experiences with members of his congregation on mission trips to several different countries, but building Fuller Center homes in Pigñon, Haiti, has taken these spiritual journeys to an even higher level. Five teams from the church have worked with The Fuller Center for Housing in Haiti over […]

Seven years after the devastating Haiti earthquake, Fuller Center’s work flourishes

Seven years after the devastating Haiti earthquake, Fuller Center’s work flourishes

Seven years ago, a devastating 7.0-magnitude struck Haiti, which already had long been the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Tens of thousands died, and at least 200,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. In its wake, hundreds of millions of dollars from caring individuals and concerned groups flowed in to nonprofits aiming to help Haitians […]

Make sure your gifts for Haiti aren’t squandered: Support proven grass-roots effectiveness

Make sure your gifts for Haiti aren’t squandered: Support proven grass-roots effectiveness

  Support disaster recovery in Haiti After a massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti in January of 2010, killing more than 200,000 people and destroying about the same amount of homes, the outpouring of support for Haitians was impressive. Millions of Americans, Canadians and others took to their smart phones and computers or whipped out their […]

Days 6 and 7: Wrapping up the job

Days 6 and 7: Wrapping up the job

(The Fuller Center’s Leah Gernetzke recently accompanied a team of women to Haiti for a build. This is her blog post about the trip’s final days.) Today we had a major breakthrough – we received the shipping containers full of concrete molds for the concrete bricks that form our Fuller Center homes. That might not […]