Project:Build Orphanage in Haiti
The Story: Jordan Fluerant who is the current Principal and Director of Operations for a school called Power of Education Foundation had a dream. He purchased the property in the town of Gressier and began the building of the Orphanage/Safe House with the hopes of helping the community of Gressier which was practically annihilated after the Hurricane in 2010.
Jordan grew up in Port au Prince, Haiti. Part of his life was spent in a Christian orphanage where he was taught English and given tools to succeed as an adult in Haiti. Since then he has done many things to keep kids off the streets and he has a passion to give children a safe home where they can be loved and educated. This is why he began building a home for children in Gressier out of his own funds five years ago. Jordan has been working on this project as time and money were available.
HIM first met Jordan through a little girl, Melissa. Melissa was brought to Grand Rapids for medical care through Healing the Children. When Melissa was just 1 year old when she sustained leg injuries in the 2010 earthquake. The tibia in her calf protrudes at almost a right angle. The treatment/surgery she needed so she could walk was not available in Haiti. Through Healing the Children she was able to get the medical attention she needed in Grand Rapids, MI. Eric and Betsy Miedema and their children hosted Melissa while she was being cared for in Grand Rapids. Through Melissa’s travels back to Haiti, Betsy and our board president, Julie Wilson, made some contacts and learned that Melissa's family lives in extreme poverty and face many challenges in day-to-day living. That is how HIM met Jordan Fleurant HIM's mission is to provide facilites where the need is great.
Through much prayer and communication with people in Haiti, it has been put on our heart to determine a way to help Jordan complete this safe house/orphanage. The cost of materials and labor will be approximately $80,000. We are looking for donations for materials and a team to go to Haiti and help move this construction forward.