We believe it is imperative to employ local Haitian labor to build a better future for Haiti. We also believe the parents in Marmelade want to participate in providing their child’s educations. Sustainability change in Haiti will begin when we come alongside local communities and help them increase their financial base. Misguided charity can do much harm as it can demoralize those we seek to help. The materially wealthy can also be assisting the materially poor for self-servicing and misguided reasons.
So, we hire local people at a fair wage to build their school. We seek to provide small loans to farmers and other families associated with the school and church to help improve the financial positions of the families. We stand with them to provide training, problem solving support, and with lots of pray.