Haiti Project Information

At But God Ministries we work in 7 SPHERES of ministry as we build sustainable communities. Many families living in the Haitian communities we serve lack opportunities to provide basic needs within each of these these categories. Below is information about some projects which will meet those needs. While working alongside local Haitians to complete the projects, mission teams have the opportunity to build relationships and share the Gospel during their trip. Many lives are changed forever through these projects!

For a complete list of ongoing projects, ministry, and supplies needed select either:

Contact us at 601-983-1179 with any questions.

Build a Home

Cost: $5,885

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Many families living in extreme poverty are living in structures made of sticks and mud with dirt floors.  During storms, there is little protection for them and the inside of their homes from the water, leaving a wet mess.  A concrete structure with a metal roof and a solid door is truly a life changing gift!  

The cost for this home in the villages of Galette Chambon or Thoman also includes hiring the local Haitian construction company, which supports the local economy and creates jobs for many people. Mission teams can also assist the crew when a home is built during their trip.

Food Distribution in Thoman

Cost: $25/per family

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Many of the poorest families in the Thoman area need assistance providing the very basic need of food for their families.  A donation of $25 will buy a portion of rice, beans, and oil that will feed a family for weeks.  Mission teams can collect from $500-$1,000 in donations to buy food to distribute during their trip.

Buy a Table & Chairs – Thoman

Cost: $90/each

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Many families in Haiti do not have basic furniture in their homes.  It is common for families to lack a simple kitchen table for eating meals or doing homework.  For the cost of $80, a table and 4 chairs can be purchased from a local vendor in Thoman. Mission team members can purchase these and deliver them to families in need.

Build a Home – Mathias

Cost: $7,700

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Many families in the remote village of Mathias (Thoman area) living in extreme poverty are living in structures made of sticks and mud with dirt floors.  During storms, there is little protection for them and the inside of their homes from the water, leaving a wet mess.  A concrete structure with a metal roof and a solid door is truly a life changing gift!    

Due to the remote location of the village of Mathias, there are no roads for vehicles to carry supplies for building a home; therefore, all of the building materials must be transported by animals or people.  This extra work increases the cost of the home, but additional jobs are created  for the local Haitian construction company.  Mission teams can also assist the crew when a home is built during their trip.

Build a Bed

Cost: $350/each

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Many families in Haiti do not have basic furniture in their homes.  It is common to find people sleeping on dirt floors.  For the cost of $350,* the mattress and wood to build a bed can be purchased in Haiti.** Mission team members with experienced Haitian workers can build beds and deliver them to families who desperately need them. * Plus Haitian worker cost. See project and ministry guide for details. ** The hardware can not be purchased in Haiti. A team needs to bring, per bed: 8 carriage bolts (1/2 or 5/16), 8 nuts and washers, 40 screws (2.5 inch)

Build Gutters and Rain Barrels

Cost: $270/per home

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Easy access to water is a difficult problem for many people in Haiti, and the rain is a precious resource that families can collect at their homes and use for watering their gardens, washing clothes, and other household needs.  For the cost of $270,* a cistern, pipes, and the other materials needed to build a rain collection system can be purchased in Haiti. Mission team members with experienced Haitian workers can build these systems on the homes of families who need them.

* Plus Haitian worker cost. See project and ministry guide for details.

Build a Home – Boi Polite

Cost: $8,440

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Many families in the remote village of Boi Polite (Thoman area) living in extreme poverty are living in structures made of sticks and mud with dirt floors.  During storms, there is little protection for them and the inside of their homes from the water, leaving a wet mess.  A concrete structure with a metal roof and a solid door is truly a life changing gift!    

Due to the remote location of the village of Boi Polite, there are no roads for vehicles to carry supplies for building a home; therefore, all of the building materials must be transported by animals or people.  This extra work increases the cost of the home, but additional jobs are created for the local Haitian construction company.  Mission teams can also assist the crew when a home is built during their trip.

Buy a Goat

Cost: $50/each

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Many families raise goats for themselves or can raise enough goats to start a business where they begin selling them to others.  A gift of $50 can purchase a goat for a family.

Paint a Home

Cost: $150/per home

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A number of weeks after our concrete structured homes are built, they are ready for painting.  A bright Caribbean color chosen by the family provides a beautiful finishing touch.  For the cost of $150* per house, the paint is purchased in Haiti, and mission teams can help paint homes during their trip.**

*Plus Haitian worker cost. See project and ministry guide for details.
**For each house to be painted, bring 2 brushes and 4 roller covers.

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