Build a Home

Zanmi Fondwa desires to assist families in creating stability through building a safe home.

Families interested in participating in Zanmi Fondwa’s “Pwogram Kay” must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Own their land.
  • Participate in seminars lead by Fondwa community leaders in subjects areas like wellness, financial planning, food and nutrition and environmental care.
  • Complete 80 hours of sweat equity in building homes with Pwogram Kay.
  • Make 36 monthly payments toward the cost of their home.  

What will the House Cost?

  • Each home costs $22,000 to build. Zanmi Fondwa is committed to helping families find stability through housing and creating jobs in the process. Homes are constructed by Haitian teams of 10-15 workers under the leadership of Ednor Germain. The total cost of each home reflects this mission.  

    Here are a few of the costs for sponsorship:

    • $3200—Water Collecting System
    • $1800—Front Porch
    • $1600—Kitchen
    • $500—Latrine
    • $450—100 Trees
    • $300—Paint
    • $2—One Concrete Block (1600 blocks per home)
  • Donate now to help Build a House

Who Will Build the Home?

The homes have been designed by an engineer native to Fondwa, Fanice Sully. Fanice was the fourth-grade teacher at the St. Antoine School before getting his degree in Engineering. Instead of leaving his community for the capital, he chose to stay and help create infrastructure and improve living conditions.

The home construction will be under the leadership of Ednor Germain. Ednor has 40 years experience building homes in Haiti. He has a team of workers he employees from Fondwa. Each home construction will employee 10-15 Haitian workers.

Fanice

Ednor


Explore the Elements of a New House

Front Porch

Cost: $1,800

Haitian families live on their front porches.  Because of lack of electricity, the inside of the house is not the gathering area.   The front porch is used for drinking coffee, playing dominoes, shelling beans, debating with neighbors and doing homework.

Water Collection System

Cost: $3,200

Our families do not have running water and must walk an average of 30 minutes to collect water.  Water Collecting Systems give families the gift of time so that during the raining season they don't have to go in search of water. 

One Hundred New Trees

Cost: $450

To protect the home from hurricane winds and to replenish the earth; each homeowner will receive 100 trees of different varieties like mango, orange, avocado and eucalyptus. 

Kitchen

Cost: $1,600

Haitian kitchens are not inside the home.  Most typical Haitian kitchens are dirt floors with tin or tarp walls and have very little ventilation.  Haitian women learn to cook off the ground using a "3-rock" formation with a wood fire for their pots.  Our kitchens will be concrete with counters and proper ventilation to improve pulmonary health and hygiene. 

Latrine

Cost: $500

Haitian bathrooms are typically outdoor outhouses.  We are building indoor bathrooms and showers that will increase safety and dignity for each family.  Showers and toilets will use buckets of water to function.

Paint

$300

Homeowners get to pick a vibrant color for the exterior to express their joy in a new beginning.

Concrete Blocks

Cost: $2 per block

1,600 blocks are needed to build a house. Buying blocks is a great fundraiser for schools and faith groups.

  • Front Porch

    Cost: $1,800

    Haitian families live on their front porches.  Because of lack of electricity, the inside of the house is not the gathering area.   The front porch is used for drinking coffee, playing dominoes, shelling beans, debating with neighbors and doing homework.

  • Water Collection System

    Cost: $3,200

    Our families do not have running water and must walk an average of 30 minutes to collect water.  Water Collecting Systems give families the gift of time so that during the raining season they don't have to go in search of water. 

  • One Hundred New Trees

    Cost: $450

    To protect the home from hurricane winds and to replenish the earth; each homeowner will receive 100 trees of different varieties like mango, orange, avocado and eucalyptus. 

  • Kitchen

    Cost: $1,600

    Haitian kitchens are not inside the home.  Most typical Haitian kitchens are dirt floors with tin or tarp walls and have very little ventilation.  Haitian women learn to cook off the ground using a "3-rock" formation with a wood fire for their pots.  Our kitchens will be concrete with counters and proper ventilation to improve pulmonary health and hygiene. 

  • Latrine

    Cost: $500

    Haitian bathrooms are typically outdoor outhouses.  We are building indoor bathrooms and showers that will increase safety and dignity for each family.  Showers and toilets will use buckets of water to function.

  • Paint

    $300

    Homeowners get to pick a vibrant color for the exterior to express their joy in a new beginning.

  • Concrete Blocks

    Cost: $2 per block

    1,600 blocks are needed to build a house. Buying blocks is a great fundraiser for schools and faith groups.

Zanmi Fondwa

P.O. Box 113
Zionsville, IN 46077
(765) 561-4784

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