Meet the Jeanty Family
Rodrigue Jeanty lives with his wife, Marie France Dorant, in Labodrie, Haiti, in a home that is almost entirely exposed to the sun. The tin roof is dotted with numerous holes, allowing the sun to peek through, and water to seep into when it rains. He says when it’s hot outside, “You hang out under a tree until you go to work. There’s nothing we can do about it.”
Without substantial economic opportunities, hard-working people like Rodrigue and Marie France are left to cope with these unfortunate circumstances. While he is working in the agriculture and fishing industry, Rodrigue yearns for a new home, “But if God was to help us get a block house it’d be the biggest thing for us.” It’s time we gave Rodrigue and Marie France the chance to start over in a safe, clean home.