A Haitian house Typical house at the fishing village
A Haitian House Typical House at the Fishing Village

Over half the Haitian people live in wretched, ramshackle shelters of mud, straw and tin. Dirt floors, leaking roofs, infested with vermin; the conditions are deplorable and unsanitary, contributing to a host of health issues plaguing the country. For the villages surrounding DOUBLE HARVEST we have started an “Adopt a Home” program for the Homes for Haiti project.

  • The local village leaders help to identify those in greatest need to be recipients of a new home.
  • Local building materials of concrete and cement blocks are used to build a 350 square foot single home. Reinforced concrete foundations, pillars, floor and roof provide safe shelter able to withstand the hurricanes of the Caribbean.
  • Haitian construction workers are trained and paid to build the homes.
  • The cost of building materials and construction of a single family home is $8,000.00.
  • Duplexes are a rare option only when “lot” sizes are large enough. The cost of a duplex is $12,000.

You can make the fervent desire of a mother for better living conditions for her family become a reality with the “Adopt a Home” program

Duplex Home with Landscaping Three finished homes
Duplex Home with Landscaping Three Finished Homes

DOUBLE HARVEST has built numerous homes in the villages around its mission property (farm, clinic and school). All of our homes came through the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010 unscathed. The collapse and damage in the local villages however was unimaginable and what was bad got even worse. We embarked on a major and sustained building program of homes in the affected areas. We trained Haitian workers in earthquake resistant construction methods using reinforced concrete and proper concrete mixing techniques. Regular inspections took place throughout the construction period, and families receiving a new home provided some sweat equity as well. We received generous donations to rebuild 160 homes!  We were grateful for the generous outpouring of concern and care. But there are still hundreds of familieis in need of permanent shelter.  On their behalf, please adopt a family and put a “roof over their head”.

Inadequate temporary shelter Construction of an Adopt a Home
Inadequate Temporary Shelter Construction of an "Adopt a Home"
  • If you would like to “Adopt a Home” please send your gift clearly marked “Homes for Haiti” to:
    Double Harvest
    55 South Main Street
    Oberlin, OH 44074
  • You can also make donations on our Donate page via PayPal. There is a $2000.00 per transaction limit for people who are not PayPal members and $10,000.00 per transaction limit for confirmed PayPal users.