Following the departure of President Aristide, in February 2004, the population displacement has migrated from urban centers to countryside and vice versa, seeking protection and subsistence. The Good Shepherd that was recently built was burnt, and ransacked. Our children were forcibly removed from Port-au-Prince, to Cape-Rouge, Jacmel a safe environment.
In partnership with One Family International “OFI” and community volunteers ARCF has realized the construction of a rooftop water catchment system project with a 30,000 gallon reservoir to serve very many families in the surrounding area. This has resulted in clean water, and ARCF has been able to provide many special support services to its children.
ARCF leased an old coffee warehouse, renovated it into a two-classroom school to created the “Ecole communautaire de Marie Rose” Marie Rose Community school for 72 school aged children, and support a home-group foster parent that housed the 42 displaced children we came with.
The financial support of Cornerstone Christian Church enabled ARCF to lease an old coffee warehouse, and renovate it into a two-classroom school “Marie-Rose Community school. We enroll 50 students, including 68 children in a group home family setting where ARCF has provided food, clothes, all necessities and ongoing support for the families until 2008 when the series of back to back hurricanes [Fay on August 15 and 16. Gustave on August 26, Hanna on September 1, and Ike on September 6 and 7] that hit Haiti southern region particularly Jacmel. Haiti’s children face an uncertain future in the midst of such devastation.