AUSTIN, Texas, June 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mission of Hope (MOH) and a group of Arbonne consultants joined together in Minoterie, Haiti today to celebrate the completion of 90 new homes for families displaced by the 2010 earthquake. Minoterie has a high homeless population, as many families were dropped here after the tragic quake.
The funds for the 90 houses were raised by consultants with Arbonne in less than 9 months, largely through a Facebook auction. Within a year, the homes were fully constructed by Mission of Hope, and families will now begin to take residence.
“We wanted to leverage social media to do something positive and help change lives,” said Miranda Burcham, an Arbonne consultant. “When you share a vision clearly with enthusiasm, others will follow.”
Each family will be given a plot of land for farming with their home, as Mission of Hope (MOH) works to stabilize and equip the families to thrive. In addition to building homes, MOH is establishing schools, churches and medical care in the community as well.
“Our goal is to not only provide homes for these families, but to equip and empower them to live better lives and bring change in their community,” says Brad Johnson, President of Mission of Hope.
The celebration today included 60 Arbonne consultants and their families, who are also serving on a week long mission trip through Mission of Hope. The 10-year-old daughter of one Arbonne consultant raised the money needed to fully fund two homes on her own.
Mission of Hope and Arbonne members will next partner on a Child Development Center in Minoterie. The child care center will empower mothers to find jobs that are essential for family stability.
Mission of Hope recently celebrated the completion of over 600 homes in the village of Leveque and is currently constructing a number of homes in Bercy. Each block home is built for just over $6,000.
About Mission of Hope:
Mission of Hope, Haiti exists to bring life transformation to every man, woman and child in Haiti. They are currently feeding over 91,000 children daily, educating over 6,500 students, training over 3,000 farmers, and providing medical care to over 30,000 patients.
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