October 7, 2016/cpihaiti.org/
The village of Chauffard is 20 miles from Port au Prince and in a remote, mountainous region where aid and assistance from the government or NGO’s is nonexistent. They are a forgotten people who live as farmers and have no electricity or running water. The closest water source is a strenuous 1 1/2 hour hike.
The great news is that we built a school and church in 2012 that we made storm ready. It was reinforced structurally to serve as a shelter and for that reason we had no one in the village injured during the storm.
They were able to relocate to the shelter and were protected. A tree fell right next to our building but did not hit it.
One part of our school where the cistern is did get a tree that landed on it but fortunately it was minimal damage.