Feeding for A Lifetime
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. With a mostly unskilled workforce, the average worker salary is $55 per month, resulting in 80 percent of the population living under the poverty line, and more than half, or 54 percent living in abject poverty. This is the impetus behind God’s Vision for Haiti’s development of a work-skill training program.
Haiti continues to stagnate due in part to the shortsightedness of perpetuating the “give a fish a day/feed for one day” ministry model. Rather than feeding a fish a day, we want to teach “how to fish,” helping those who learn, to feed themselves and their families for a lifetime.
In partnership with ministries, Non-Governmental Agencies—NGO’s, higher education institutions in the States and selected Haitian businesses, we plan to develop a work-skill program in the areas of plumbing, masonry, carpentry, animal husbandry, agriculture, fisheries and computer science.
The program and training center will be located on property owned by God’s Vision for Haiti—see projects page for an overview of the master plan for the school, transitional foster-care home, and work-skill center.