To reach out to meet the spiritual needs of the people in Haiti, to mentor them, and to help them mature in their knowledge and understanding. To address their physical needs such as food, clean water, clothing, housing, and private enterprise. To accomplish these goals by providing churches, formal education, medical attention, infrastructure and resources that will bring a self-sufficient life style.
Living Water Ministry Project Overview Connection Partner
Living Water Ministry “LWM” marketing concepts to promote the seven stage development plan of the Living Water Vision “LWV”.
The LWV is to show the love of God by addressing the immediate needs of individual communities while aiding them in the establishment of self-sustaining resources and the infrastructure needed to produce a healthy economic and social climate for the increase in the health and wellbeing of every individual throughout the region.
The goal to providing the opportunity for every person to become self-sufficient will be accomplished through a seven step multi-stage process.
1. Establish a base of operation that has the capacity to facilitate the completion of the 7 stage requirements.
LWM has acquired a 600 plus acre project site free and clear of debt that is centrally located to effectively impact the NW region of Haiti in one of the most oppressed areas of the country. This area of Haiti is lacking in natural resources and infrastructure and offers no hope for the communities without outside intervention. The LWM site offers the ability to provide both resources and infrastructure in addition to a unique benefit in that it has a one of a kind large inlet bay area that can provide a port for importing and exporting of goods for the development of an economic base to support local communities throughout the region.
Regional Impact Zone NW Haiti Living Water Ministry Project Site
Facilities on site
2. The immediate need of suppling accessible drinking water to the local population in each of the surrounding communities throughout the region.
LWM has established wells and cisterns for the capture and storage of water in several of the communities already but there is still an immediate need to provide water to many of the other communities that are currently without a safe and accessible source of water.
3. Education of the next generation to acquire the necessary skill sets to handle the resources and infrastructure when it becomes available to insure the success and longevity of economic projects for each community.
LWM has built and implemented several education centers providing education ranging from elementary through high school level. These school provide both education as well as a lunch program for over 4,000 students but they only impact a small portion of the population because of their size and proximity to the communities. Currently there is a need for supplemental financial support to keep these schools in operation as well as the expansion needed to reach those communities without education centers. Upon the implementation the LMV’s final stage these schools will be self-supporting as the families will be able to afford the cost of educating their children and the need for outside support will not be necessary.
4. Base of operation for housing of staff and key management personnel as well as a supply and storage facility for distribution of goods such as food medicine and supplies.
LWM has built multiple facilities including base housing for staff, a training center with 3 living quarters, a storage building for supplies, and two visitor building capable of housing 30 plus individuals for short term missions or project oversite. All these facilities offer electricity and running water with bathrooms and kitchens. The current facilities provide the necessary base for the development of the next stages to achieve the objective of creating a self-sustaining environment for the communities throughout the region.
5. Enterprise zone training centers with operational onsite pilot projects to demonstrate and teach the future project managers on how to build and operate these different business in each of the communities. Agricultural projects will be implemented into each community based on the community’s ability to support the project. Projects such as poultry, goats, swine, coffee, honey, reforestation, farming, salt production, charcoal and other forms of economic development will be placed in communities that have the best chance of success because of their location and proximity to natural resources required to support the project’s demands. Project managers will live onsite for a period of time where they will learn the necessary skills with hands on training and then will return to their respective communities to oversee the operation of the projects for the benefit of themselves and the community as a whole.
LWM has built classrooms for the education training centers but the infrastructure to build the pilot projects are now needed to provide the hands on training as well as the seed stock to send back to each community to begin the production and expansion of each project. (For example, the LWM site will build facilities onsite that will hatch the chicks then those chicks will be sent to the communities to grow into adult birds for market. The chicken waste would be collected and composted and used for fertilizer for the community’s agricultural projects. A plant nursery where seedling production would take place will be built on site. These starter plants will be distributed to the communities where small plant and trees will be planted to grow into mature fruit bearing trees.) This same model will be replicated for each economic project so that all training can take place on site to insure that the future managers are properly trained before infrastructure and resources are sent to the communities for each project.
6. Two stage approach: First stage of a distribution center where products produced by the communities can be collected and sold to provide income for the communities. Second stage is the construction of a port for direct import and export of goods.
This first stage requires the ability to collect and ship products by both land a sea. LWM has already acquired trucks capable of transporting certain products and commodities to surrounding communities as well as to transport products to Port-Au-Prince to sell or ship. A more effective method for certain goods is to acquire a small barge to ferry products out to a ship from the LWM site. This barge is needed as well as equipment to load and unload supplies and goods. A first step approach would be to acquire some form of pontoon boat that could serve as a transportation and cargo hauler.. The pontoon boat can serve as transportation to nearby villages on the coast for both economic as well as medical or emergency response to aid the communities when medical intervention is needed. The next step is to acquire a larger barge capable of handling equipment and supplies on a larger scale. Not only can LWM serve as an outlet to collect and ship as well as distribute goods through its own projects, but LWM can aid other humanitarian efforts by other organizations enabling them to be more effective and efficient with the resources they have to distribute. LWM can accommodated the temporary housing of incoming individuals that aid organizations in their scope of effort as well as a base of collection storage and distribution for those organizations. By networking resources and organizational assets and skills we can better impact the region through a coordinated effort.
7. Port construction: The construction of a small scale port capable of handling small ships that can receive and transport goods directly to the United States. This would require the dredging of a channel to deepen the approach to the existing bay area. This would also provide the infrastructure needed to establish a fisheries enterprise zone where commercial fishing could be conducted and processing could be accomplished to provide an economic enterprise supporting local fisherman in the region.
LWM has one of the only locations along the coastline that has a large natural inland lake that can function as a port and harbor. This bay area is surround by high surrounding land which provides a natural barrier against hurricanes and storms due to the protection offered by the natural surroundings. LWM offers the opportunity for private businesses to partner in the future growth of this regional development project. Products can be contracted for production and sale giving a better value for our business partners while providing a greater value for the goods to the communities that produce them. LWM is poised to become the greatest regional impact factor in the NW Region of Haiti. LWM is looking to partner with as many organizations that are working in the area as possible as well as private business sector to have the greatest impact in improving the quality of life for every individual throughout the region.
Immediate Project Goal
With the establishment of the existing infrastructure situated on the Living Water Site, the ministry is poised to be a central base for operations to give aid and support to help other ministry organization be more effective in their efforts in providing support to the people in NW Haiti.
The project site can offer accommodations for ministry teams to operate from as well as a location to store and distribute supplies to the region. Because of its proximity to the water the ability to bring in goods and supplies as well as transporting people to and from the site could be accomplished if funding for a boat or barge were provided.
By working in conjunction with Haitian Government and other ministries that are trying to impact this region, the cooperative effort will produce greater results and make better use of financial support to achieve the goals set by the ministries.
Living Waters is currently working on the development of a landing strip, capable of flying in goods and supplies as well as provide flights for ministry teams and personnel from Port a Prince to the site. Living Waters intends to become a host campus to aid churches and ministry organizations the opportunity to send short term ministry teams to Haiti to help the effort and see firsthand the situation on the ground.
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