Trash Dump to Soccer Field!


We are very proud of our friend Wooby and his leadership at "tent city" where over 6000 families live displaced since the 2010 earthquake. HCS supports 4 teachers serving 80 students at a small school there. On a recent visit, an American visitor asked Wooby, "What can be done about the trash?"Wooby replied that hiring 25 local guys for $5 a day would help give people employment and keep the area clean. Our friend agreed to fund the initiative twice a month and it has had a ripple effect -- A foundation in Knoxville funded a new latrine block and the community rallied to clean up a trash dump to turn it into a soccer field.

We love to see the community involved and taking ownership of the project. As a result, the community is enjoying a much-improved sanitation system and a clean space to gather and play.

  BEFORE   - unsafe latrines and a trash dump

BEFORE - unsafe latrines and a trash dump

  CLEAN UP   - community members join together fulfill their dream of a soccer field.

CLEAN UP - community members join together fulfill their dream of a soccer field.

  AFTER   - a fun game of soccer and place to hang out. 

AFTER - a fun game of soccer and place to hang out. 

The Ripple Effect: One small change can have an enormous impact!
We are grateful to be a part of positive change in Haiti and thankful for our sponsors that make it happen! 
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