Nov. 30, 2012
By Jesse Beauregard
On our final day of building, we reflect back on a week that truly has been a labor of love. The conditions in Haiti were not easy to build in, and the experience of building a home for such deserving people is one that can hardly be put into words. Last year’s homeowners have settled in, planting colorful flowers and food-rich gardens, adding small outbuildings for cooking and building handcrafted picket fences to personalize the first home many have ever owned.
We can’t wait to see what this year’s homeowners do with their new homes. We know their lives have been forever changed by this week, just as ours were. As Habitat continues to work in the Santo community to identify and prioritize needs, establish land ownership and help construct these core homes that can be expanded over time, we hope that our supporters, friends and families will keep Haiti in your hearts and prayers as Haiti continues its road to recovery.
Jesse Beauregard is the social media consultant for Habitat International’s Women Build and Cars for Homes programs.