Christian Aid Week 2018
Marcelin lost his home and livelihood when Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in September 2016. ‘I lost pigs, goats, everything in the house. I have nothing left.’ He now lives in an old concrete shower block, a tiny space he shares with his teenage daughters. There are no windows or doors, and the only furniture is a single bed that the girls sleep on.
Marcelin has shown incredible resilience in the face of such hardship and is working hard to raise his children alone. Every day he gets up at dawn to work the land, but he’s struggling to support his family. The changing weather frequently destroys the food he grows and his family often go hungry. He can no longer afford to send all his children to school and is unable to save any money for a new home. But this is where we can help!
Of the 700 houses Christian Aid built after the 2010 earthquake, just one needed to be repaired after Hurricane Matthew. And more are needed so, this Christian Aid Week, will you help build a disaster-proof home for Marcelin and others like him in Haiti?
Aside from giving monetary donations, as a parish we collect house-to-house. It remains one of the most effective ways of raising much-needed funds. Please, please help in every way you can.