|“Cabrit” on the site of the planned Women’s Clinic in Tom Gato|
On Sunday we had a wonderful day in spite of the rain, visiting construction sites with new friends from Building Goodness Foundation of Charlottesville, VA.
Building Goodness is partnering with Family Health Ministries to build a prenatal care and birthing center about 45 minutes up into the mountains from the Leogane Family Health Center. We anticipate construction beginning in the next few weeks.
|Mike Gallahue, Partner, Greer & Associates, Inc. (center) and volunteer Women’s Clinic Project Manager with Michael Anello, Haiti Field Manager (right) both with the Building Goodness Foundation|
Michael, who is temporarily living in Leogane, and Mike, who is visiting from Charlottesville, took us to some of Building Goodness’ recent projects close to the proposed site for the Women’s Clinic.
Nearing completion is a depot and packaging facility (above) for CODEP, a nonprofit based in New Bern, NC, that has worked in this part of Haiti since 1990.
Building Goodness buildings in Haiti are characterized by their sensitivity to local needs, particularly good air flow while providing protection from wind and rain. The buildings have excellent security as well, as you can see in the local church above and the middle school below.